The Rincon all-star 8-and-under baseball team is headed to the GRPA state baseball tournament in Cordele from July 8-12. The Rincon team lost their first game last Thursday and battled through the losers’ bracket with three wins Friday against Effingham Red, Dublin-Laurens and Twin City.
Saturday, they played against the two-time reigning state champions and this year’s district host, Vidalia, with a deciding play at the plate for an 11-10 win. They followed that up with the championship game against the Effingham County Blue team. Rincon won the first game 11-2 and forced the if necessary game, where Effingham outlasted the Rincon boys 6-2.
Both teams will represent District 1 at the state tournament.
The Rincon all-stars who will take part in the state tournament in Cordele are Ryan Wells, Dru Futch, Neal Crooms, Michael Hesling, Jacob Godbee, Dawson Kelly, Ayden Wilharm, Josh Ford, Mason Plantadis, Cooper Smith, Jackson Walker and Ty Cantaline.