Athens-McMinn Pole Axes: Welcome
Welcome to the First Fall baseball league sponsored by the Athens Parks and Recreation Dept. We are truly looking forward to a great Fall season.
Our goal for the Fall baseball season is to allow those children, not participating in football and soccer, the oportunity to hone the skills needed to compete at a higher level in the spring when it is time to dust off the bats and gloves.
Initial response to the league has been fabulous. Athens currently has the following teams fielded for the fall compeating against teams from Sweetwater, Madisonville, and Tellico Plains:
- U6 (1) Black
- U8 (3) Black, Gold, and White
- U10 (2)
- U12 (1)
We believe that this program will only grow given the interest shown initially. We look forward to a fabulous spring season '12.
Tuesday, September 20
After the Athens' White coach got his players to the correct field, both the "Gold" and "White" unwrapped the bats!
A total of 40 hits rang from the bats on Monday night at Regional park field #1. Both Gold and White kept the bats hot throughout the game.
White came out on top with a 22-8 victory!
Both teams played extremely well, with the major difference being two double plays executed by the White defense.
Wednesday, September 14
9/13/2011, Madisonville, TN
The Athens-McMinn White fall baseball team arrived at Kefauver Park in Madisonville not fully knowing the potential they had. After the first inning of play, the team Compliled a run total of SIX (6) runs and held the Madisonville GOLD to only One (1) run.
Spectacular defense by the entire team added to the delight of many parents in attendance. But when playing America's pastime, everyone wants to see the baseballs fly, and that is what the POLE AXES did. Every player had at least two hits and helped to compile a final game score of 26-4.
Now the expectations are set and we have to keep playing the game.
Keep up the good work POLE AXES!
Tuesday, October 4
With the sun setting in center field, Kefauver park in Madisonville was abuzz with excitement. Athens White again showed a lot of Defensive effort to limit the Madisonville GOld to only 2 runs.
White brought the BIG sticks again last night to the Field with each player on the team pounding out at least THREE (3) hits.
Tuesday's game is scheduled at 6pm with the Athens GOld as the Opponent. Game time set for 6:30 at regional park in Athens.