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Sluggin’ Slammers

The Hunter Slammer’s finished in first place in the American Eastern Little League softball standings with a 12-1-1 record. Bottom row, from left to right: Charlston Colen, Jaimi Ingram, Tyra Reams, Kenadi James, Leiah Crane, Bryson Cross (team batboy) and Allison Jackson. Top row, from left to right: Khylah Cross, Talah Hunter, Sydney Fooster and Charlese Colen. Coaches, from left to right: Dedrick Cross (manager), Charles Colen, Leo Crane and Carl Jackson. Players not present: Sh’Lanyna Lawson, Ka’Miah Thorton, Amiya Helloms and Liyah Goins. (Special to The Commercial)

Mustang Magic

The Arkansas Mustangs’ high school AAU team came from the losers’ bracket to win the TC Events-Route 66 Hoop Showcase in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 26-27. The Mustangs avenged their loss to the Tulsa Diamonds in the championship game, winning 43-40. The Mustangs will compete in the AAU Junior Olympics starting July 21 in Louisville, Kentucky. Team members include: standing from left, assistant coach Billy Ridgell, Mete Davis, William Ridgell, Keshon Douglas, Jyrimee Thompson, Bruce Rollins, Cameron Girley, Khalid Campbell and coach Otis Johnson; sitting, Jaylen Spicer. (Special to The Commercial)

Three Times in a Row

Team EASI won their third straight Little League division championship of the Casey Crowder Memorial Tournament on Sunday at Monroe-Ryburn Field. EASI earned a bye by virtue of last year’s title and defeated Arkansas Printing 6-1 to advance to the winners’ bracket and beat Hunter’s Slammers 4-3 in a come-from-behind effort. EASI beat Hunter’s 8-2 in Sunday’s final. Pictured in front from left: coaches Donald Marks Jr. (manager) and Stanley Jones; middle from left: Cadynce Wells, Brittney Scott, Sharaya Coppage, Emmaria Jack; back row rom left: Rolonda Willis, Amiah Coppage, Katlin Pridgeon, Bryanna Kentle, Destiny Jones, Car’Riea Collins, Taylor Long, Indonesia Jackson and Alysia Chapman. (Special to The Commercial)