The New River Valley Rangers, a local travel baseball team won the USSSA Spring State 12U Open Tournament held at the Botetourt Sports Complex in Botetourt, VA over Memorial Day weekend. The team won all of their bracket play and went on to 5 straight wins on Sunday. This victory qualifies the NRV Rangers for a trip to the USSSA World Series to be held later this year. The Rangers would like to dedicate this victory to all of our active duty military personnel and all of our veterans. We thank you for your service to our country.
Players include on the front row: Jeremy Chadwick of Radford, VA, Cy Underwood of Max Meadows, VA, Trace Shepherd of Radford, VA, Hunter Fanzler of Beckley, WV, Cole Montgomery of Hillsville, VA. Second row: Jacob Breen of Carroll County, VA, Brock Draper of Dublin, VA, Keith Reed of Riner, VA, Nick Lester of Crab Orchard, WV, and Brandt Caldwell of Independence, VA. Back row: Coaches Ernie Draper, Chad Underwood, Head coach Kevin Alley, and Doug Reed. Not pictured: Avery Mabe of Wytheville, VA and Carter Alley of Dublin, VA (currently on injured reserve).