Two Troy teams gear up for World Series

Published 8:07 pm Monday, July 22, 2019

Two teams had their run at a World Series championship come to an end over the weekend. Now, two final Troy teams gear up and hope they will become champions later this week.

The Troy Belles and 8U teams, fresh off state championships, head out to play in the World Series.

The Troy Belles have won six of the last seven state championships and are looking to win their first World Series title. They will head to Alexandria, Louisiana, and begin play on Saturday against North Carolina. Opening ceremonies will begin on Friday.

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The Belles earned their way to another World Series berth with a win in the state tournament in Florence and Troy earlier this month.

The Belles are coached by Scott Reeder, Scott Gilbreath and Matt Leverette. Players include Madison Allen, Dakota Berry, Emily Bryan, McKenzie Cain, Rayleigh Carter, Molly Garrett, Stella Gilbreath, Mikalah Griffin, Sadie Leverette, Bella Maulden, Heather Gladwell and Alyssia Sellers.

The Troy 8U team swept the Montgomery Americans in the state tournament earlier this month. They will travel to Ruston, Louisiana, this week to begin play in their World Series. Like the Belles, the Troy 8U team will participate in opening ceremonies before opening up play.

Troy is coached by Will Sanders, Troy Jinright, Todd Copeland and Brian Davis. Players include Porter Beasley, Ryan Copeland, Cole Davis, Ethan Gardiner, Bradunn Golden, Dru Jinright, Cope Russell, Connor Sanders, Markel Toles, Tyrin Toney, JD Vaughn and Dreyton Wingard.