The Bryant 8-and-under All-Stars battled to a second-place finish in[more] a Fathers Day tournament in Benton over the weekend.
The team includes Kannon Allison, Tyler Bates, Clay Curtis, Tyler Edmonson, Cole Ferguson, Easton Dinwiddie, Christian Knight, Cameron McDonald, Cooper Kinzler, Ryan Riggs, Blaine Sears and Cole Somer. Greg Riggs is the team's manager. His assistants are Scott Allison and Scott Curtis.
The Stars opened pool play with a 12-0 win over Little Rock Junior Deputy’s 7-year-old team then lost a heartbreaker, 4-3, to the Junior Deputy 8’s. They came back, however, in bracket play to avenge that loss, beating the Junior Deputy 8’s 5-4 in dramatic fashion. With the bases loaded, Cole Somer came through with a game-winning single. That set up the final against Benton’s 8-year-old team in which Benton prevailed, 10-6.
District Tournament play at Bishop Park begins for the Bryant 8-and-under team this Saturday.