Greensboro team headed to Orlando for AAU National Tournament

Posted by Andy Durham on July 6, 2007 at 12:08 pm under Amateur | 3 Comments to Read

The 9U Greensboro Batting Center team is headed to Orlando, Florida for the 9U National Tournament. We received an E-mail today from one of the team leaders, Jimmy Chamblee, that the nine year-old and under team known by many as the Greensboro Storm will begin play for this National baseball title on Monday in Orlando.

They won the 8U Coaches Pitch AAU Nationals last year and are playing in the Kids Pitch 65′ open base tournament this year. I believe that means sixty-five foot base distances and we pick up on the part where last year the coaches were pitching and this year the kids will be bringing it.

The 9U Greensboro Batting Center team recently won the State USSSA 9U at Latham Park, two weeks prior to the Nationals.

The coach of the team is Scott Clemons and we will have reports and updates coming to the comment box and elsewhere around greensborosports.com beginning next week.

Thanks to Jimmy Chamblee for sending us this information and you can go to www.greensborobatting.com to see a team photo and to find out more about this very successful group of young men.


  • jimmy said,

    Thanks Andy.

    After reading the posts about Palomino baseball, I recognized that several of the star players have played for the Greensboro Batting Center. Alan runs a great program and we are excited about representing GBC in the National tournament.

    I always enjoy following youth sports and hopefully some of you will enjoy following our journey in Orlando.

    Pool play starts Monday and our first game is Monday night against the Wellington Warriors from Florida. We will keep you updated.

  • jimmy said,

    Got the first game under the belt with a 11-3 victory over Wellington Warriors after 30 minute rain delay to start the game.

    Carter Williams pitched well and went the distance for the win. Luke Gessell got us going early with a two out, 2 run single in the first. Defense was solid.

    No rest for the weary as we play the Royal Palm Blue at 8:00 in the morning and the Home Plate Chilli Dogs from GA. at 2:00.

  • jimmy said,

    Hot and muggy on Tuesday.

    GBC made short work of the West Palm Bulldogs. Trevor Clemons pitched great, defense was solid, and offense finally came around and we won 10-0 in 4 innings.

    Next up is the Home Plate Chillidogs.