CAAA Majors wins Small League District

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By Claude Lewis

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Chiefland Area Athletic Associations Major League All-Stars were successful in tournament play June 5-9, capturing the Babe Ruth Small League District 6.

The Majors, comprised of 11 and 12 year olds, advance to the Big League District 6 event June 19-23 in Starke.

Chiefland won four games and dropped one in taking the title.

In the championship game, Chiefland defeated Melrose 6-2. Pitcher Jon Ward allowed one run in five innings. Tim Reidy had two triples. G'Angelo McClendon was 3-for-3 and Justin Ivey 2-for-3.

Melrose forced that game by defeated Chiefland 5-2.

Chiefland opened the tournament with a 7-4 victory over Melrose. Reidy came in and pitched five innings of shutout relief. Cole Parks was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.

Chieflands second game was a 22-2 laugher over host Keystone Heights. Parks had another home run. Four players had three hits Reidy, Clayton Smith, Ward and Payton Parnell. Reidy had five RBIs while Smith drove in four. Parks finished wih two hits and two RBIs. Matthew Morgan and Justin Ivey each had a hot and two ribbies. Kyle Weeks also had a hit.

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