Indians Win State Title
By Michelle Carney
Special to BSW
The Bellevue Indians played in the Cal Ripkin state championship tournament over Fourh of July weekend in Hendersonville and took home first place.
They played a close game against Giles County on Saturday morning and won in extra innings 7-5. They played again Saturday afternoon beating Clay County.
The boys then traveled back to Hendersonville Sunday afternoon to play Elizabethtown and won.
The boys and families spent July 4th sweating out a close game against Lawrence Country.
Lawrence County took an early lead but the Indians battled back to win and advance to the championship game.
After that, Mother Nature decided to get involved, pouring rain showers the next three days.
The championship game was rained out and they were unable to play Hendersonville Select until Thursday night.
Dawson Capps pitched five innings and Nick Correll closed it out for a combined no-hitter and a 5-0 victory
Cooper Bailey made a great catch at the fence to preserve the no-hitter and third baseman Eli Hall and outfielder Darrell Holt were awesome on defense.
Ellis Hurt went 3 for 4 to lead the offensive charge.
The boys and their families are traveling to Virginia to play the Southeast Regionals Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 17. Good luck Bellevue Indians!!
Bellevue residents who would like to help pay for some of the team’s expenses can do so at a Go Fund Me account or by mailing a check to the BSAA at 621 McPherson Road, Nashville, TN 37221.