Eloise Avery Crawley
It’s a dream for every young slugger to play college baseball with the same guys he grew up playing with at Dean Griner.
For five ball players from Marion County that dream became a reality this season at Pearl River Community College and took the dream to another level by winning a state championship together.
While the high school baseball season may have ended weeks ago in Marion County, several area ball players were recognized for their prowess by the state’s coaches.
Between Columbia High School and West Marion, five players received All-State honors, voted on by 3A coaches throughout the state.
It’s summertime and the kids are out of school. Before the first, “I’m bored,” pops out of someone’s mouth, let me be the first (or 20th) to say there will be plenty of sports activities you can entertain your children with this summer.
The East Marion Eagles got their first taste of another opponent this spring last week, playing two teams at Mount Olive.
East Marion played Wingfield (5A) and Lawrence County (4A) with 20-play scripts for both offense and defense May 10 and played up to the level of competition.