Led by skipper Ross Sullivan and Coaches Brent Crow and Bryan Miller, Reser Herefords won the 2018 Rookie City Tournament 14-4 in four innings over Children's Christian Academy of Southside. Reser's jumped out to a 12-1 lead after 2 innings on two 6 run innings to start the game. There were numerous great hits, but Reser's offensive might was matched by several great defensive plays to keep CCA from making any significant challenge. Reser's victories in the tournament leading to the final game were 12-2 over Huston Electric of Greentown, 12-2 over Roby's of Northwestern, 14-12 over Shane Pickens Roofing of UCT, and 16-6 over Stephens Machine in an all Russiaville final 4 matchup.
This was the first Rookie City Tourney Championship for a Russiaville 8U team in the 8 year history of the tournament. Three of the final four teams were from Russiaville. Mike's Italian Grill lost to CCA in the other final 4 matchup 13-6. What a great run for Russiaville teams in the tourney!
Reser Herefords players are: Brayden Auth, Tyler Blunck, Jordan Bourff, Spencer Crow, Gabe Gill, Nolan Miller, Aiden Ring, Dayven Rody, Cameron (Cam) Sabados, Jaxon (Jax) Sullivan, Maxwell (Max) Sullivan, and Lincoln Walters. Congratulations on an exciting run and for playing great baseball!
During the post game celebration, Coach Crow let the players shave his iconic beard. Coach Crow had promised the players at the beginning of the season that if they won the city tourney he would let them shave his beard. The players delivered and so did Coach Crow.
Pictures of the final four teams from Russiaville are posted in the photos section of the website.