Young Guns win tournament

Members of the Sweetwater Young Guns, a select travel team, are shown posing with their plaques after winning the championship at the Abilene Diamond Classic tournament that was held March 16-17 as part of Texas USSSA Baseball. Pictured are, front row from left, Darian Carr, Rylan Hayes, Reese Hayes, Jacob Roden; middle row, Rylen Moncada, Daiman Atkins, Antonio Heredia, Blake Andrus, Austin Moreland, Xavier Rodela; and top row, coaches Randall Rea, Tony Roden and Kelly Andrus. Sweetwater lost its opening pool play game 10-3 to the San Angelo Sliders, but then came back to win its second pool game 8-6 against the Abilene Diablos. Sweetwater then beat the Wylie Dawgs 6-5 on the tournament’s second day and defeated the Sliders 10-7 in a rematch to advance to the tournament championship, where the team romped to a 14-3 win over the ABA Thunder.