Greensboro’s 12 and Under team wins Black Baseball World Series

Posted by Andy Durham on August 4, 2008 at 9:03 am under Amateur | Comments are off for this article

Reggie Tatum’s 12 and Under team from Greensboro won the Black Baseball World Series on Sunday down in Columbia, South Carolina. The Carolina BigCats knocked off the South Carolina Smokers 11-9 to claim the World Series title.

The BigCats are the best 12 and Under Black baseball team in the country and they proved it by going (5-0) in the tournament. The BigCats game-by-game rundown went 16-2 the victory in game one, 18-2 in game two, 10-0 in game three, 13-2 in game four, and then the 11-9 win in game five over the SC Smokers to grab the World Series title.

Reggie Tatum’s kids proved they are the best in the World with the win on Sunday and six of the BigCats were named to the All-Star squad at the World Series. Tyrone Woolard, Marque Johnson, Elijah Fuller, Tahjae Rankin, Reggie Tatum, and Demarcus Whitney all made the end-of-tournament All-Star team. From Derrick Johnson’s 18/19 and Under team, Donald Robertson, Rico Cooper, and JJ Alston were named tournament All-Stars.

On Sunday, Demarcus Whitney was the winning pitcher for the BigCats as he allowed four runs and then Elijah Fuller collected the save as he gave up five runs and struck out 5 Smokers.

For the BigCats on offense, Whitney was 2-3, Tyrone Woolard went 2-3, Tahjae Rankin was 2-3 and Reggie Tatum went 3-3 with 3RBI’s.

The Carolina BigCats from Greensboro are your 12 and Under World Series Champions. Congratulations to Coach Reggie Tatum and his BigCats……..


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