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Submitted / The Herald The Millbrook 6U all-star team won the state tournament at Mill Creek Park on Saturday. Team members: Harper Turner, Graycie Ford, Marcella Skipper, Addy Baggett, Emma Crawford, Bristol Bethea, Grace Reid, Chaniyah Ellis, Kinsley Weaver, Zuri Steele, Rylee Daniell, Kinley Bethea, Alexis Kiddy Coaches: Kimberly Bethea, Brian Reid, Matthew Baggett, Danny Kiddy, Hunter Turner

Millbrook was well represented at its state tournaments Saturday on its home turf, but it was the 6U all-star softball team that really made the home crowd cheer. Teams from across the state came to Mill Creek Park to compete in four different age groups. Millbrook was represented in every division but the 6U all-star team was the only one to come away with a championship, capping off an undefeated summer with three more victories.

Millbrook’s 6U started off the weekend with a 25-4 win over Chelsea on Saturday morning before continuing its domination with a 17-7 win over top-seeded East Tuscaloosa in the semifinals. After being the first team to advance to the championship game, Millbrook needed to be beaten twice to give up the trophy but the team needed only one extra game to secure the title.

East Tuscaloosa got the rematch it wanted with Millbrook but things once again went in the host’s favor. Millbrook won the final 21-11, claiming the championship at its home park.

The 8U team from Millbrook made a strong push through the loser’s bracket but fell just short of an appearance in the championship game. After defeating Dadeville in the opening round, Millbrook lost to Sardis 16-8 to fall into the elimination bracket.

However, wins against Holtville and Alex City brought the team within one game of the championship. Millbrook got a rematch with Sardis but it was the visitors which came out on top again, ending Millbrook’s tournament with a 12-4 defeat.

At the 10U level, Millbrook ran into some tough competition and lost both games in the tournament. The all-star team opened with an 11-9 loss to East Tuscaloosa on Friday night before being eliminated by a 9-8 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday morning.

Millbrook’s 12U team was in a good position to compete for another title for the hosts but it could not recover from a 5-4 defeat to Southern Venom in the semifinals of the winner’s bracket. The loss sent Millbrook to a matchup with Reeltown, which it defeated in the opener but Reeltown got its revenge with a 7-4 win, ending Millbrook’s run in the tournament.