Big Weekend at Rector Sports Complex
Good crowds and great weather were the order of the day Friday and Saturday, as Rector hosted the annual Glen Sain Pre-Season Invitational Baseball Tournament at the sports complex. Teams from across the region took part in the tournament, with one of the Rector squads earning a first place finish in Saturday's finals.
Taking first in the 11/12 year old division was the team sponsored by Rector Downtown Drug, and coached by Brian Linam, Nate Henderson and Matt Rabjohn. The team was undefeated for the tournament, beating Manila in the championship game on Saturday.
Members of the team include Jackson Hill, Brett Fair, Samual Shipley, Cooper Rabjohn, Ashton Scott, Shaun McAfee, Holden Linam, Drew Henderson, Carter Hill and Landon Haywood.
In the seven and eight year old age bracket the Piggott squad finished second, losing to Paragould Jacks in the championship game. In the nine and 10 year old division the winners were from Manila, as they beat Kennett in the title game.
“Thanks to all of the volunteers, Rector has such great volunteers and we appreciate each and every one of them,” a spokesman offered. “And, a big thanks to Glen Sain, and Danny Ford, for their annual sponsorship. We could not have such a great league without our sponsors.”
Regular season sponsors at the complex this year include-Piggott State Bank, Centennial Bank, Branson's Welding, Elite Enterprises, Shavalia Electric, LLC, Duncan Chiropractic, Rector Downtown Drug, Shelton Sanitation, Jody Simmons Farms, an anonymous sponsor, Wolf Farms, CR Doc, Piggott Community Hospital and Snow Financial Services.
High school and junior high ball has been going on for several weeks, with league play scheduled to begin this week at the complex. Local organizers indicated the T-ball schedule will begin in May.
“We encourage everyone to come out and support the youth of our town,” the spokesman concluded.