Rec. season deemed a success

Published 10:30 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Smiths Station pitcher Huner Milam struck out our Enterprise’s Chris Sanders last Friday to end the Alabama Dixie Youth O-Zone State Tournament, and with it the recreation season for the city of Troy.

Only one Troy recreation tournament team, the Troy Ponytails softball team, advanced to their respective World Series. The Ponytails will begin play later this week in Alexandria, La.

Dan Smith, the director of Troy Parks and Recreation, said that the end of the summer baseball and softball season arrives before he realizes it.

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“It seems like just a few days ago, we were beginning our recreation leagues, and now the season is over,” said Smith. “We received so many positive comments from people over the weekend, and the staff here at Troy Parks and Recreation should be commended for it.”

Like many times in recent history, rain plagued the week-long tournament, forcing games to be postponed and game sites to be moved to different fields. Smith said that without the hard work of the staff members, the tournament would not have ran as smoothly as it did.

“The staff did a wonderful job in getting everyone taken care of,” said Smith. “We received many compliments from parents, directors, coaches and everyone on our facilities and community.”

Smith also said that the city of Troy, Troy Parks and Recreation and Troy Sportsplex will host the Dixie Minor (AAA) State Tournament in 2014, and is in the process of possible making a bid to host the 2016 Dixie Youth O-Zone World Series.

Troy hosted the Dixie Angels X-Play World Series in 2012.