Weekend proves great for McClendon Classic
by Andy Collier
Jun 17, 2014 | 1409 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Delta Devils’ infielder Gilbert Lopez makes a play at second base with Cleveland Titans’ base runner Lakenna Whitehead charging toward him in the Brett McClendon Memorial Baseball Classic.
Bolivar Commercial / Ann Lopez Delta Devils’ infielder Gilbert Lopez makes a play at second base with Cleveland Titans’ base runner Lakenna Whitehead charging toward him in the Brett McClendon Memorial Baseball Classic.
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The weather, which had been rainy for several days, was absolutely perfect on Saturday and Sunday during the 14th annual Brett McClendon Memorial Classic at Bear Pen Park.

The sun was out and 29 teams showed their stuff in the event. A final tally on how much money this year’s tournament pulled in hasn’t been calculated as of yet, but the event is expected to be another success. All proceeds from the event will go into the upgrading of the parks.

Tournament Co-Director Jim Salley was pleased with the hard work put in by the crew at the Cleveland Park Commission.

“There was a lot of hard work at the last minute that Tony Wince, Dreifus (Randle) and the rest of the crew had to put in,” Salley said. “They worked late into Friday trying to get the fields ready.”

Salley said he was appreciative of everyone that helped to put on the tournament.

“We would like to thank everybody that volunteered and the teams that played in the tournament,” Salley said. “There were several people that put teams together just to support the tournament.”

Clarksdale ended up winning the T-Ball division with Crop Production Services finishing second; Greenville won the 7-year-old Coach Pitch Title with Clarksdale finishing runners-up; Clarksdale won the 8-year-old Coach Pitch Championship with Indianola coming in second; the Delta Bombers captured the 10 and Under Sank Powe Division with the Delta Gators taking home second; the Hitmen won the 10 and Under Boo Ferriss Division with the Bandits taking home second; the Delta Reds won the 12 and Under Division with the Cleveland Titans finishing as the runners-up and Bayou Academy took the top spot in the 14 and Under Division with Washington County finishing second.