World Series: Troy Machine Pitch team ready to head to Mississippi to represent Alabama

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first_img Photo/The Troy AA team is set to begin World Series on Friday. Back row left to right: Coach Lee Baggett, coach David Bradford, coach Bobby Hussey, coach Brett Sikes and coach Steve Barron. Middle row: Dawson Bradford, Slade Russell, Ford Hussey, Carter Nelson, Luke Sikes and Peyton Elliot. Front row: Luke Barron, Chase Vaznaian, Jack Baggett, Kellen Stewart, Wes Bundy and Owen Pugh.The 2016 City of Troy Summer Recreation Program was well represented with 12 softball/baseball teams qualifying for post-season play.Never before had that many Troy teams qualified to continue playing.And, now there is one. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Goshen Eagles volleyball team competes in Wallace Team Camp submitted PhotoThe Goshen Eagles volleyball team wrapped up play in the Wallace Team Camp on Wednesday afternoon. The eagles will… read more Print Article Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2016 On Saturday, the Boys of Troy will play South Carolina at 2:30 p.m. and Laurel, the host team, at 5:30 p.m. in pool play.“The top two teams in each of the four polls will go on to bracket play,” said Bobby Hussey, team head coach. “On Sunday, teams will begin to be eliminated. The championship bracket play will be on Monday and Tuesday. We are very optimisticbecause we had a tremendous state tournament, going 6-1. The boys played great baseball.”Hussey said the Troy Machine Pitch Team is excited to be representing Alabama in the World Series and the boys, ages 7 and 8, are looking forward to facing the best Machine Pitch Teams in the Southeast. By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “None of the teams won state tournaments except the Troy Machine Pitch Team,” said Dan Smith, Troy Parks and Recreation director. “A number of teams came in second, third and fourth in the state tournaments. We are proud of all their performances and how well they represented Troy. Their performances are great examples of the hard work of the players and the commitment and dedication of their parents and their coaches.”Now, Smith said, the focus will be on the Troy Machine Pitch Team as they go to Laurel, Mississippi to represent all Alabama in the 2016 Dixie Youth AA Machine Pitch World Series Championship July 31-August 2.The twelve members of the Alabama Machine Pitch Team, their coaches and contingent will leave at 8 a.m. Friday for Laurel where they will participate in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Dixie Youth AA World Series that night. Latest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen “There will be 12 teams in the World Series including two from Laurel, Mississippi, which is the host team,” Hussey said.The other teams will represent Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and North Carolina.“It’s a great opportunity for us to get to play the best teams from these other states,” Hussey said. “It’s going to fun and exciting.”Hussey said, when the team started practicing for tournament play, its goal was to make it to the World Series.“We’ve been practicing hard five days a week,” he said. “After they won state, we gave the boys Friday, Saturday and Sunday off to enjoy the summer and be boys, but they don’t mind the practice. That’s how we continue to get better and gain confidence.”Hussey said the Troy Alabama team will go into the 2016 Dixie Youth AA Machine Pitch World Series Championship with the confidence that they can play head-to-head with all those other teams.“Every player on this team has given 110 percent all the time,” he said. “We have a good, solid team. We are solid in the infield and we are solid in the outfield. And they are all good hitters. In Machine Pitch ball, everybody bats in order and we’re strong one through 12.”Even though Hussey said the Troy boys are strong in the field and at-bat, the real strength of the team is that they never give up.“We’ve been behind in games but they have always found a way to come back,” he said. “These players build off each other and, when those bats start to come alive, we can score runs. This team won’t get down. They won’t give up because they believe they can always come back as a team. They believe they can win.”The members of the Troy team to represent Alabama are: Luke Barron, Chase Vaznaian, Jack Baggett, Kellen Stewart, Wes Bundy, Owen Pugh, Dawson Bradford, Slade Russell, Ford Hussy, Carter Nelson, Luke Sikes and Peyton Elliot. Troy is lead by head coach Bobby Hussey and he is assited by Lee Baggett, David Bradford, Brett Sikes and Steve Barron. World Series: Troy Machine Pitch team ready to head to Mississippi to represent Alabama Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img

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