Andrew Alexander


Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Finishing the Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament 7-1 overall, the Ramer 11 & 12-year-old All-Stars claimed the state championship after defeating Bolivar twice in the best of three championship series at Adamsville City Park on July 24.

The Ramer boys were undefeated in the tournament until Game 2 of the championship series when they took a 10-3 thumping from the District 2 Champions, but they shook it off and were able to hold off Bolivar in Game 3. Ramer defeated Bolivar 3-1 in Game 1 of the series (See last week’s edition of the Independent Appeal for details).

“We’re a small town,” said Coach Shane Teague. “What these boys did is really special. I think it’s the first purely Ramer team to win the state tournament.”

The state title earned Ramer a berth to the Dixie Youth Majors World Series in Bartow, Fl. The tournament will begin this Saturday with Ramer taking on North Carolina at 4:30 p.m. CST.