West Alabama 14-year-olds drop opener

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 18, 2005

CHILDERSBURG–The West Alabama 14-year-old All-Stars didn’t quite get their state tournament experience off on the foot they wanted, falling 13-2 to Covington County Thursday evening to slip to the loser’s bracket.

Their next game will be an elimination contest against hosts Childersburg, Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

After Covington County took an early lead, West Alabama tried to get back into the game with some savvy base-running. Alex Glass and Jacob Kerby each reached base in the third inning and took advantage of wild pitches and passed balls to come around and score. Unfortunately, those two runs would be the extent of West Alabams’s offense on the evening.

Kerby and Tyler Morrison each collected a base hit, Justin Guy pitched the first four innings of the contest, and Ryan Guin and Morgan LeCroy finished the game from the mound.

Despite the scoreline, 14-year-old all-Stars coach Seth Allgood has praise for Guy’s performance.

“He got ground balls and fly balls, which is what you want out of your pitcher,” he said. “We just didn’t make enough plays behind him.”

Allgood is joined on the coaching staff by Kevin May and Tony Speegle. Team members include Guy, Alex Glass, Tyler Morrison, Trey Lloyd, Tanner Armstrong, Ryan Guin, Morgan LeCroy, Stephen Stewart, Shelby Speegle, Trey Oates, Alan Brooker, and Jacob Kerby.