Looking Back … Charger player Black named Gibbons’ hoop all-tournament team
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 pm
The Weakley County Press takes a look back at the top local sports stories from one, five, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
June 14, 1983 — The women’s bowling league met at the Weakley County Country Club for its annual dinner and bowling awards presentation. Martha Leech received the Most Improved Bowler Award from the W.I.B.C. Association. Norma Mount was the winner of the Highest Average Award. Sherry Jones won the Highest Game Award and Barbara Bracknell won the Highest Series Award.
June 14, 1983 — The Martin Babe Ruth team beat Alamo 8-7 to improve its record to 7-1. Doug Sims went 2-for-4 with one RBI. John Kim went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and Mike Johnson drove in three runs while batting 1-for-4.
20 Years Ago
June 8, 1993 — Martin-Reelfoot Bank captured the Paris Clubhouse Invitational Senior Babe Ruth Tournament by winning four of its five games in the three-day event. Martin beat Obion County 5-2 in the title game with Junior Thomas driving in all five of Martin’s runs. Thomas hit a two-run single in the first inning and drove in three more on a double in the sixth inning. Eric Trice went the distance for Martin. He gave up the two runs on six hits.
June 10, 1993 — The UTM rodeo team headed to the College National Finals with the men ranked fourth in the nation and the women ranked third in the nation. Two seniors, Frank Graves and David Rickman, were in the chase for the title of All-Around Cowboy. Merrie Martin, Kim McKee and Tricia Satkowski were to compete for the women’s team.
10 Years Ago
June 10, 2003 — Westview Charger hoop standout Jason Black earned a spot on the all-tournament team in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions held in North Carolina. Black helped lead the Midstate Ballerz Elite 16s team to a final four berth.
June 12, 2003 — The Kiwanis Club team beat Nanney & Hart 12-6 for the championship in the 7- and 8-year-olds Machine Pitch League Tournament. Bo Guest drove in Dylan King with a two-out double in a key at-bat. Mason Capps drove in Houston Haag and Brad Seymour with a base hit to give the Kiwanis some breathing room. Nicholas Hart and Bretton Hazlewood had run-scoring hits in the early innings for Nanney & Hart.
5 Years Ago
June 10, 2008 — Westview graduate and Austin Peay senior Rafael Hill was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 47th round of the 2008 MLB draft. Hill led the Govs with a .388 batting average. He ranked first in the OVC in stolen bases with 27. He ranked second with a .494 on-base percentage and third in runs scored with 58.
June 10, 2008 — UTM placed one of its baseball players on the 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team. First baseman Wes Patterson hit .297 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 2008. He scored 21 runs and also hit six doubles. Patterson slugged a team-best .602 and had a .351 on-base percentage. Patterson also made the All-OVC Freshman Team.
1 Year Ago
June 12, 2012 — A pair of Weakley County baseball players showed their worth in the West Tennessee High School All-Star game Pringles Park in Jackson. Greenfield’s Heath Crouse was named the game’s MVP for his 2-for-3 batting performance. Crouse also scored two runs. Dresden’s Gatlin Hatchel went 1-for-2 with a bases loaded walk in the five-run first inning. Hatchel also drove in a run in the second inning with a single.
June 14, 2012 — UTM’s junior pitcher Alec Mills was the first player selected from the OVC in the 2012 MLB draft. Mills was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 22nd round. He won four games in 2012 and had 74 strikeouts. He posted a 3.94 ERA, which was ninth in the OVC.
Published in The Press 6.13.13