BROOKINGS HOSTS LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

June 27, 2008 11:00 pm
Brookings batter Isaac Ehlers connects for a hit that brought two runners home, breaking the 6-6 tie in Tuesday's 11-12 year old game. (Photo by Robyn Murray).
Brookings batter Isaac Ehlers connects for a hit that brought two runners home, breaking the 6-6 tie in Tuesday's 11-12 year old game. (Photo by Robyn Murray).

After a decade, Brookings is again hosting Little League All-Stars in tournament play this week with 23 teams competing from Medford, Central Point, Illinois Valley, Gold Valley, Grants Pass and Brookings.

The games begins at 9 a.m. today (June 28) at Bud Cross Park, at Ransom and Third streets, and will continue through July 4. Boys and one girl from ages 9 to 14 willshow their skills to find out who will go on to compete in state competition.

Thetop team of 11-12 year olds has the chance to go to the Little League WorldSeries.

Brookings Little League fundraising efforts on Sunday, June 29, will include a can drive at Ray's Food Place and a car wash at Washington Mutual, both at the corner of Chetco Ave. and Fifth Street.

The local teams and theircoaches are:

9-10 year olds

Manager Dave Freeman

Coach Chris Hart

Players: Alexander Bevan, Alec Darger, Jess Fitzhugh, Dave Freeman Jr., Ishtegeagrasi Gallegos, Shaine Graham, Iva Hart, Steven Kleespies, Christian Kramer, Nicholas Nishioka, and Aaron Shaw.

10-11 year olds

Manager Tim Aldrich

Coach Bruce Flowers

Players: Wyatt Aldrich, Denny Bench, Gregory Britt-Hart, Brandon Chandler, Connor Eldridge, Dustin Carter, (Gold Beach)Tony Childress, Casey Cook, Trevor Evans, Garret Litterell,(Gold Beach) Matthew Sanders and Daniel Teasley.

11-12 year olds

Manager Clay Vaughn

Coach Ron Manley

Players; Bradley Austin, Trent Beavan, Chandler Dodd, Isaac Ehlers, Darrell Hopper, Rick Kreger, Ronnie Manley, Alec McBride, Robert McDonough, Justin Murray, and Mikey Penland. Juniors team Manager John Ensley, players; Bryce Aldrich, Daniel Chambers, Nicholas Ensley, Jonathan Fertig, Sequoia Gallegos, Chandler Gotfried, Brandon Holteen, Chris Jones, Isaac Sanders, and Jacob Vauhgn.