Article by Blake Franklin-
The Lexington Senior League all-stars competed in the state championship in Lexington last week. With the best teams still left in the state, this tournament was a combination of great teams playing for a chance at a state championship. This year’s squad gave their best effort in the tournament, in front of their hometown supporters. In the end, the Lexington Senior League all-stars came up a bit short, but still had a season to remember. Lexington came in the runner-up position during the 2022 state championship tournament.
There were six teams that qualified for the tournament that was played at Guy B. Amis Park. The teams included Lexington, along with all-star teams of Montgomery Central, Maryville, Smith County, Murfreesboro, and Daniel Boone.
Lexington played in game three of the tournament against Montgomery Central. The final score of that contest was a big win for the Lexington Senior League all-stars. Lexington cruised to a 17-1 victory. Lexington then played in game seven on the tournament and were defeated by Smith County, 12-8. With the loss, Lexington fell into the loser’s bracket. In game nine of the tournament, Lexington took on Maryville. This was a must-win game. The Senior League all-stars won the game over Maryville by a final score of 12-2.
With that win, Lexington made their way into the championship game, in which the Senior League all-stars had to win both games to capture the title.
In the first championship game, Lexington faced off against Smith County. This game was very close, and, in the end…
For complete coverage, see the July 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.