By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Local youth team takes Peach State
The 8U Merchants baseball team includes, from left, back row, coach Joey Edwards, coach Daniel Wells, Zane Rosenbaun, Noah Kuhaneck, Luke Wells, Zach Thomas, Ethan Williams, coach Eddie Wells and coach Randy Williams; front row, coach Carson Wells, Daniel Edwards, Ethan Wells, Trevor Ray, Codey Eicher, Blake Brockington and Brice Ray. - photo by Photo provided.

The 8U Merchants baseball team won the Peach State Diamond Sports tournament June 18 in Brunswick.
The Merchants, a local traveling baseball team, beat Brantley and Valdosta to advance to the championship game against Pierce County.
The Merchants then beat Pierce, 13-1.
The newly organized team has players representing Liberty, Long and Wayne counties. The baseball team has participated in four tournaments and is 2-2.
Coaches Joey Edwards, Daniel Wells, Eddie Wells, Randy Williams and Carson Wells said they are proud of the team. They said the team has played consistently this summer. The Merchants’ sponsors are Coastal Pawn, C.A. Sittle Inc., All Customs Gutters Co. and Hinesville Fence LLC.

Sign up for our e-newsletters