The Bryant Athletic Association will be hosting the 2012 AA State American Legion State Tournament at[more] Bryant High School Field and Bishop Park starting Friday, July 13.
Fourteen teams from around the state will be competing for the tournament title including the Everett Black Sox of Bryant.
Tickets will be sold at the gate: $6 for adults, $5 for Senior citizens, $4 for kids.
The AA division of American Legion baseball is for players ages 19-and-under drawing from smaller school districts or 18-and-under teams drawing from larger school district, usually with Senior (19-and-under) teams as part of the program.
This season Bryant fielded a Senior team, along with the AA squad and a Junior (17-and-under) team, the Sport Shop Black Sox.
Bryant and Pine Bluff National Bank have received first-round byes in the tournament, which commences at 2 p.m., on Friday at both venues. Saturday and Sunday games will begin at 2 p.m. also. The tournament, which concludes next weekend with all games at the Bryant High School Field, follows a double-elimination format.
Bryant will play its first game on Saturday night at 7 p.m., against the winner of a first-round contest on Friday between Harrison and Stuttgart.
The Everett Sox, actually a 17-and-under team, have posted a 21-5 record this season.
Here are the brackets for the tournament and rosters for each of the teams (Bryantdaily.com will have scoring updates as the games go final.)
2012 AMERICAN LEGION AA STATE TOURNAMENT
Friday, July 13
Game 1 — Hot Springs Village vs. Wynne, 4:30 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 2 — Lonoke vs. Lake Hamilton, 2 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 3 — Hot Springs Lakeside vs. Rose Bud, 7 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 4 — Newport vs. Quitman, 7 p.m. (Bryant High School)
Game 5 — Heber Springs vs. Northeast Arkansas, 4:30 p.m. (BHS)
Game 6 — Harrison vs. Stuttgart, 2 p.m. (BHS)
Saturday, July 14
Game 7 — Pine Bluff National Bank vs. Game 1 winner, 7 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 8 — Game 2 winner vs. game 3 winner, 4:30 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 9 — Game 4 winner vs. game 5 winner, 4:30 p.m. (BHS)
Game 10 — Bryant vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m. (BHS)
Game 11 — Game 4 loser vs. game 5 loser, 2 p.m. (BHS)
Game 12 — Game 2 loser vs. game 3 loser, 2 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Sunday, July 15
Game 13 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 9 loser, 2 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 14 — Game 7 loser vs. Game 11 winner, 2 p.m. (BHS)
Game 15 — Game 8 loser vs. game 6 loser, 4:30 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 16 — Game 10 loser vs. game 12 winner, 7 p.m. (Bishop Park)
Game 17 — Game 7 winner vs. game 8 winner, 4:30 p.m. (BHS)
Game 18 — Game 9 winner vs. game 10 winner, 7 p.m. (BHS)
Friday, July 20
Game 19 — Game 14 winner vs. game 15 winner, 4:30 p.m. (BHS)
Game 20 — Game 13 winner vs. game 16 winner, 7 p.m. (BHS)
Saturday, July 21
Game 21 — Game 17 loser vs. game 19 winner, 11:30 a.m. (BHS)
Game 22 — Game 18 loser vs. game 20 winner, 2 p.m. (BHS)
Game 23 — Game 17 winner vs. game 18 winner, 4:30 p.m. (BHS) (Winners bracket final)
Game 24 — Game 21 winner vs. game 22 winner, 7 p.m. (BHS)
Sunday, July 22
Game 25 — Game 23 loser vs. game 24 winner, 4:30 p.m. (BHS)
Game 26 — Game 23 winner vs. game 25 winner, 7 p.m. (BHS) (Championship round)
Monday, July 23
Game 27 — Game 23 winner vs. game 25 winner, if necessary, 6:30 p.m. (BHS)
BRYANT EVERETT BLACK SOX
Manager: Jason Thompson
Assistant coaches: Jimmy Parker, Mark Akers, Darren Hurt
Players: Wes Akers, Dakota Besancon, Trey Breeding, Austin Caldwell, Zach Cambron, Harrison Dale, Devon Dupree, Justin Emmerling, Trevor Ezell, Cody Gogus, Jason Hastings, Dalton Holt, Hunter Oglesby, Blake Patterson, C.J. Phillips, Korey Thompson, Drew Tipton, Chase Tucker.
Manager: Mike Tate
Head coach: Matt Rodden
Assistant coaches: Greg Cross, Greg Crow, William Reed
Players: Andrew Bradley Collins, Eric Crawford, Todd Davis, Dylan Eddings, William Harness, Brock Humphrey, Hunter Humphrey, Jenner Jones, Nathan Kane, Hunter Marshall, Logan Murray, Jackson Murray, Tel Parker, Christian Lane Shaver, Tate Stokes, James Trammell, Bryce Weidrick, Baker Wilson.
HEBER SPRINGS POST 64
Manager: Bobby Brock
Assistant coaches: Caleb Brock, Tyler Reese, Chas Tamburo
Players: Tanner Adcock, Brandon Carr, Cameron Caudill, Ross Harrison, Rayel Jackson, James Ludwig, Cody Masterson, Austin McVay, Shane Miller, Charles Rockwell, Caleb Spears, Colson Tester, Nicholas Tester, Jimmy Thomas, William Weaver.
HOT SPRINGS LAKESIDE RAMS
Manager: Andy Runyan
Head coach: Andrew Parker
Assistant coaches: Ryan Montgomery, Jonathan Rodgers
Players: Tye Boudra-Bland, Jake Bradshaw, Grant Carter, Logan DeRosier, Marcus Fisher, Garrett Garner, Maurice Godoy, Spencer Hecke, Jared Keith, Colton Lechak, Hayden Lindsey, Taylor parker, Bo Ritter, Austin Softley, Taylor Street, Josh Walker, Chase Willingham, Cameron Winston.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE ALLEN TILLERY CHEVROLET
Manager: Justin Gregory
Players: Chase Anderson, Andrew Barber, Dillon Brown, Carson Chandler, James Dale Cooper, Kody Daily, Tyler Dauber, Jacob Florisi-Parker, Justin Gunoe, Cole Jones, James King, Hunter Mayfield, Britton McDaniel, Sean McNeely, Michael Mendez, Tyler Robertson, Colby Spoon, Austin Sutterfield
LAKE HAMILTON WOLVES
Manager: Gary Curtis
Assistant coach: Seth Reeves
Players: Larry Thomas Bearden, Beau Cantrell, Mason Chapman, Drew Dodson, Chris Eastburn, Sean Faught, Alex Hall, Briar Jackson, Kyle Jessie, Hunter Lipton, Dylan Parsons, Cade Qualls, Mark Rucker, Nathan Sawrie, Easton Thomas, Charles Williams, Alec Young.
Manager: Steve Moore
Head coach: Steve Moore
Assistant coach: Jim Ed Ransom, Johnie Watson
Players: Christopher Lee Fisher, Spencer Blake Gooden, Guy Henry Halbert, Christopher Austin Hart, Deric Dwayne Herring, Christian Kenlee James, Madison McKinley James, Daniel Reid McKenzie, Lane Stephen Moore, Shane Taylor Pepper, Trevor Lane Ransom, Christopher Bradley Smith, Garrett Spears, Matthew Wade Stout, Nicholas Tanner Watson.
MORRILTON POST 39
Head coach: Frank Ross
Assistant coaches: James Dunham, Keen Shields
Players: William Hunter Andrews, Herman Joseph Beck III, Jake Ryan Bryant, John William Cheek, Joshua Daniel Cody, Jordan Steven Dunham, Jerry Hamilton Maus, Houston Levi Ross, Preston Keith Ross, Augustus Kolby Shields, John Phillip Stidham, Trenton Dean Tindell, Reggie Malik Toney, Jacob Carl Wilson.
NEWPORT KELL MOTORS
Manager: Michael Long
Assistant coach: Dustin McGee
Players: Tyler Ball, Grant Black, Gunnar Bullard, Jordan Tyler Chatman, Josh Cooper, Matt Duvall, Will Hubbard, Collin Johnson, Andrew Jackson McCoy, Dalton Wayne Menley, Devante Neal, Cade Niswonger, Michael Roy Reynolds, Donald Hayden Schulz, Spencer Lee Shannon, Warren Smith, Travis Alan Thompson, Colton Willis.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS CYCLONES (Pocahontas)
Manager: Bill Poe
Assistant coach: Cody Harper, Jim Hitt, Kurt Light, Robert Lowe
Players: DruDerik Montel Adams, Jonathan Michael Adams, Corey William Brown, Brady Andrew Durham, Curtis Durham, Trevor Grooms, Garrett Hunter Hamby, Christian Helms, Eric Bradley Hill, Charles Tyler Johnston, Joshua Kester, Brent Andrew King, Trevor Allan Poe, Grant Wyatt Prichard, Dylan Andrew Thompson.
PINE BLUFF NATIONAL BANK
Head coach: Skip Carr
Assistant coaches: Bryan Bearden, Justin Holt, John Zuber
Players: Tanner Attwood, Joshua Baldwin, Austin Carnley, Tyler Carr, Connor Clemens, Hunter Hale, Joshua James, Aaron Johnston, Adam Law, Austin Lewis, Justin McCarty, Dylan Quickel, Landon Reed, Hayden Scallion, Chris Smith, John Tyler Zuber.
Manager: David Johnson
Assistant coaches: Chris Brown, Donny Gray
Players: Cody Bettis, Daniel Bohannan, Ty Davis, Logan Gray, Bradley Heaver, Sawyer Johnson, Walker Johnson, Nathan Martz, Michael McRae, Dexter McVay, Dyllian Upton, Trevor Watts.
ROSE BUD RAZORBACKS
Manager: William Wilson
Assistant coaches: Godan Campbell, Flynn Hopkins, Michael Myers, Len Poe
Players: Nicholas Wade Adcock, Skylar Naythanuel Zayne Baker, James Tyler Bell, Alec Chandler Bourgeois, Brett Griffin Caples, Nicholas Chase Hopkins, Blade Aleister Matthews, Jacob Ross Miller, McKinley Myers, Sidney Owens, Hunter Len Poe, Joshua Eric Roach, Justin Andrew Wilson.
STUTTGART RICELAND FOODS RICEMEN
Manager: Kevin Youngblood
Assisstant coaches: Zach Boleware, Scott Ward
Players: Dontrell Brown, Courtury Carroll, Jacob Clawson, Cody Cooper, Hunter Corburn, Jon Curtis, Taylor Daniels, Preston Scott Earlywine, Marek Elam, William Harris, Andrew Hoskyn, Waymon Johnson, James McGee, Jack Morgan, Chance Richards, Carter Ward, Weston Wilks.
WYNNE POST 66
Manager: Lionel Myers
Assistant coaches: Tyler Boeckmann, Ben Glenn, Josh McNatt
Players: Cole Campbell, Jonathan Collins, Hunter Green, Nicholas Harris, Robert Harrison, Jacob Kemp, Lathan Lovell, Caleb Martin, Darren Martin, Caleb McNatt, Zachary Morris, Parker Pribble, Johnny Ratliff, Jason Waymire, Austin Wilson, Nick Wright.