Crossville 2001
SSAA 2001 Boy's World Series
Crossville Tennessee
July 23-25...
Great story of the 2001 tourney was the Team Tennessee 10u guys...it was a last minute team formed at the park. The guy in the blue cap behind Coach Roger is Tyler Hendrickson..he came to Crossville to watch his brother play.
2001 Winners
         10u  Champions
A  Winning Attitude Shelbyville, Tn.
2nd Team Tennessee
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          12u  Champions
Smith Co. Dodgers
Carthage, Tn.
2nd. Woods Construction
3rd. Hitmen
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           14u  Champions
Spirit
     Strawberry Plains, Tn.
2nd. Knox County Rebels
3rd. T & C Logging
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16u  Champions
    Winesburg Warriors
     Millersburg, Ohio
2nd. Knoxville Cardinals
3rd. Team Tennessee
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         19u Champions
              Jax Boys
Eastlake, Ohio
2nd. Bateman Lawn Service
3rd. Hale and Hines Nursery


Remembering Crossville 2001

  Crossville was the first SSAA two day World Series, we offered Friday "Warm Up" games as well as a double elimination bracket Saturday. Pictures are of the fields and crowd at the park. Teams liked the set-up, score tower with the walk through space with concessions, two fields level, two fields lower. If the motel situation was better in the area we would try to hold a tourney there again.

   The 2001 series was special because it was our first with Ohio, Georgia, and Kentucky participating. Also special was Jack Ritchie winnig 19u in his last year with the boys he had won so many tourneys with. Wayne Miller had the Winesburg Warriors up and running in 16u as they continued the streak that saw them win every World Series they played in from 14u-19u. John Clift and the Spirit 14u played very well in winning 14u at Crossville.  So much fun to look back at these tournaments and relive the excitment.

   Allison Smith and "A Winning Attitude" 10u  gang from Shelbyville gave us our first 10u bracket along with the pick-up team that joined them, Lee Randolph had his Smith County Dodgers fine tuned as they beat a fine Woods Construction team from Lebanon for the 12u title.

more pictures
Sperry Randolph
and Walter Hill 19u
last tourney for these
guys....we need you
back in Boys Softball
pictures of winners