The Hope 10U All-Stars were just a few runs away from capturing the state title in heartbreaking defeat to Heber Springs All-Stars 21-18 in the championship game of the 2017 USSSA 10U Youth State Baseball Tournament in Conway June 23-25.

The Hope 10U All-Stars were just a few runs away from capturing the state title in heartbreaking defeat to Heber Springs All-Stars 21-18 in the championship game of the 2017 USSSA 10U Youth State Baseball Tournament in Conway June 23-25. Hope All-Stars finished the tournament 4-2 to split wins during pool play action. Hope All-Stars defeated Caddo River Boyz of Mena, but fell short to Warren.

On the final day of state tournament play, Hope All-Stars displayed a series of victories on the diamond for impressive performances to win their way to the championship game.

Hope All-Stars prevailed against Van Buren, Maumelle and Monticello for the first three rounds of tournament play to face off in a high scoring dandy match-up in the championship game against Heber Springs.

The 10U All-Star state tournament division featured 16 teams such as Alma, Caddo River, Fayetteville, Lake Hamilton, Greenwood, Greenbrier, Heber Springs, Wynne, Vilonia, Star City, Maumelle, Sheridan, Warren, Monticello, Van Buren.

Overall, Hope 10U All-Stars would finish as one of the top two teams out of 16 total talented youth ball squads in the state to represent Southwest Arkansas in Conway. Hope was represented by league ball players from the 10U division of the Hope Baseball Softball Association.

The following is a glance of scores and teams faced from the Hope 10U All-Stars at 2017 USSSA Youth State Baseball Tournament in Conway.

POOL PLAY

Hope All-Stars beat Caddo River Boyz-Mena 9-4

Hope All Stars lost to Warren All-Stars 16-3

 

TOURNAMENT MODE

First Round

Hope All-Stars beat Van Buren All-Stars 7-6

 

Quarterfinals

Hope All-Stars beat Maumelle All-Stars 7-3

 

Semifinals

Hope All-Stars beat Monticello All-Stars 9-4

 

Championship Game

Hope All-Stars lose to Heber Springs All-Stars 21-18

 

2017 HOPE 10U ALL-STARS

Ashton Drews

Maddox Dickson

Kason Hamilton

Sawyer Bell

Brady Rhodes

Whitman Key

Tyler Minney

Jackson Putz

Christian May

C.J. Beck

 

COACHES

Anthony Bullinger - Head Coach

Tal Rhodes

Glenn Whitmarsh

Carl Hurt

Ryan Minney