Bath County players headed to state Little League tournament
Bath County is sending players to the state Little League baseball tournament. The team of thirteen to sixteen year olds will feature nine players from Bath and seven from Clifton Forge. Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker is a volunteer coach.
“I coached a summer league baseball team for the kids coming into high school and plus the high school kids that played,” says Plecker. “So we had a record this summer where we didn’t lose a game. Our team was, I believe, twelve and 0. So we have combined with Clifton Forge to take an all-star team, which we haven’t done for some time. From Bath County there’s Bubba Maddow (Dennis Maddow), Blake Woodzell, Eli Altizer, Jessie Skovira, Warren Markum, Alex Pritt, Tanner Plecker, Trevor Plecker and Hunter Brown.”
The players participate in Little League baseball through the Bath County Parks and Recreation Department.
“We play Friday morning at 10 o’clock in Pound, Virginia,” says Plecker. “We are playing Fauquier County. It’s a double elimination tournament. We start playing Friday and could play up through Sunday, maybe into Monday. We have raised some donations for the kids. So if anybody wants to help us with that to buy Gatorade and drinks and snacks.”
Fourteen teams will be playing in the senior baseball division at the state tournament in Pound Virginia. Pound is located in Wise County, in southwest Virginia.