Tribe capture state championship

The East Kentucky Tribe captured a Babe Ruth League State Championship in Lexington on Monday.

LEXINGTON — Floyd County is home to another state championship team. The East Kentucky Tribe, a team hailing from Floyd County, captured the 2019 Babe Ruth League Eastern Kentucky 14 Year Old State Championship on Monday.

Starting strong in the state tournament, East Kentucky shut out Harrison County 10-0.

The Tribe topped Southeast Lexington 18-6 to advance to the state championship game.

After meeting again, East Kentucky managed to edge rival Southeast Lexington 4-3 in the state championship game.

The Tribe roster is made up of the following players: Austin Allen, Seth Fitch, Blake Hager, Preston Helle, Nic Kidd, Jon Little, Jeffrey Douglas McKinney, Grayson Peters, Landon Robinson, Wesley Salisbury, Matthew Welch, Parker Williams and Dawson Yeary.

Ben Welch serves as the manager for the Tribe. His coaching staff is made up of Christopher Little, Dwight McKinney and Justin Salisbury.

The Tribe are representing the Floyd County Cal Ripken Baseball & Softball League. In four years, Floyd County has produced six state championship teams. The Tribe will compete as Kentucky in the Babe Ruth League Regional later in the month.

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