Walton Wins at Battle of the Bats

Article and photos by Shannon Schussler

 Walton County Special Olympic softball teams gained many victories at Forsyth County’s tenth annual Battle of the Bats Saturday, September 8, 2018.  The double elimination tournament drew teams to Central Park in Cumming from all over Georgia and four other surrounding states.
Two time First Place Champions Walton Astros Modified Division
Back row (l-r) Coach Chris Autry, Avanta Evans, Coach Curtis Pettus, Preston Dickson, Christian Pettus, Gave Autry,
Coach Jerry Conner, Coach David Pettus, Nate Autry
Front row (l-r) Naomi Green, Rachel Schussler, Leo Green, Calyssa Parker, Brianna Babb
Third Place Modified Division Walton Wolverines
Back row (l-r) Lily Jones, Jonathan Bowen, Luke Granger, Brandi Poe,, Brianna Connelly, Daniel Schussler, Caleb Hoskins, Coach Rex Morris
Front row (l-r) Kristina Bowen, Matthew Granger, Damien Alley, Keyshawn Boens
Third Place Masters Division Walton Warriors
Back row (l-r) Chris Ellison, Justin Jenkins, Emory Towler, Quadarious Lackey, Rod Smith, Chris Reinhart, Casey Craig, Coach John Arquette
Front row (l-r) Alexia Gamble, Jamal Hendricks, Stephanie Connelly, not pictured Raekwon Lackey

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