This year has been very good to Martinez-Evans Little League baseball teams. Among the five age divisions that field all-star teams, MELL has claimed district titles in three different age groups and finished as the runners-up in the other two.
The teams who won district championships now gear up for the state tournament, with their eyes on a spot in the Southeast Regional.
The MELL Junior All-Stars are looking to repeat at the state tournament. Last season, they won the Georgia title before bowing out in the Southeast Regional.
MELL District Champions include the 7- and 8-year-old Machine Pitch team, the 10- and 11-year-old All-Stars, and the MELL Junior All-Stars.
With MELL’s success and the annual achievements by the Columbia County Recreation Department teams, it appears baseball in the county should be solid for years to come.
I will update readers on the teams’ performances and give a rundown of the CCRD teams as they each conclude play.