Starkville Little League baseball team anxious for competition

Staff Writer

Coach Tom McReynolds and his team have been getting anxious.
After blowing through the state championship tournament at Hattiesburg a couple of weeks ago by a combined score of 56-1 in three wins, the Starkville Little League is now preparing for the next stage. In Waco, Texas at the Southwest Regional, Starkville is looking to make a statement.
The 10 players carrying the banner of the city of Starkville and the state of Mississippi head off to Texas on Tuesday at 8 a.m. It will be a 10-hour drive in vehicles supplied by the support of a local car dealership, but the drive will be well worth it when the team gets to the national stage.
McReynolds believes all his team has left to do now is throw the first pitch.
“We’ve practiced as hard since we won the state tournament than we’ve ever practiced,” McReynolds said. “We had some older kids come in and pitch against us and I think that helps us out. Everybody in the community knows about this now so when you ask for them to come help out, they jump at it.”
For more on the Starkville Little Leaguers, see Sunday's Starkville Daily News.