Mon July 08, 2024

By Bren Yocom

Hope 12u All-Stars win State Softball Tournament, Headed to World Series
The 12u Hope All-Stars took first place in the Dixie Youth All Star Tournament held in El Dorado this past weekend, earning a spot at the World Series. 

The team, consisiting of players from Blevins, Hope, Nevada, Prescott and Spring HIll played 5 games, to teams from Camden, Hampton and Union County. After losing the 2nd game and playing through the losers bracket, they rallied back and beat the undefeated team twice to win the State Championship. 

They will now represent Southwest Arkansas at the World Series in Fairview, TN July 18-22. 

The SW Arkansas All Star players are coached by Melanie Griffith and assistant coaches Kyle Beebe and Dustin Griffith. 

Players include:
DK Griffith - Nevada/ Hope team
Kailyn- Wyman -Blevins/Hope team
McKenna Carrillo -Nevada/Hope team
Ke'Asia Taylor -Hope
Karlie White-Prescott
AJ Foster- Spring Hill
Maicyn Yocom- Spring Hill
Bailey Shears- HAPS
Braxton Ghormley- Nevada/Prescott team
Aftyn Rowe - Spring Hill
Cyniah Carrigan- Prescott
Jaci Cox- Spring Hill