State champion Albany All-Stars ready to represent Georgia - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

State champion Albany All-Stars ready to represent Georgia

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

On Saturday, the Albany American Dixie Youth Baseball White All-Stars Team won the 9-10 year old state championship, earning a spot in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series.

By Sunday though,  it was back to work, getting ready for a DYB World Series title run.

The all-stars went undefeated at last week's state championships at Gordon Sports Park.

The weekend culminated with a two-game sweep over the Columbus All-Stars to earn the state championship.

Now, they're headed to Laurel, MS for the DYB World Series.

Coaches say the team's number one task until the tournament is staying focused.

But they admit the team is excited to represent not only the city of Albany, but the state of Georgia as well.

"We're going there trying to represent the state of Georgia," says assistant coach Terrell Rountree. "It's an honor. It's an honor to be in this situation to represent this great city and the state."

The team is accepting donations to help offset travel and lodging expenses for the team. They also hope to purchase new uniforms for the tournament.

You can help the team by donating to the Team Georgia/ Albany American account at Regions Bank.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

    NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:32:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:36:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    More >>

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    More >>
  • 'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

    'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:22:19 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:35:51 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo)(Source: AP Photo)

    President Donald Trump had pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump had pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

    More >>
  • Kentucky to host Kansas on Jan. 26 in SEC-Big 12 Challenge

    Kentucky to host Kansas on Jan. 26 in SEC-Big 12 Challenge

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:29:40 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News File Photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News File Photo)

    Kentucky will host Kansas on Jan. 26 in the headline matchup of the 2019 SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

    More >>

    Kentucky will host Kansas on Jan. 26 in the headline matchup of the 2019 SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly