TUPELO – Pontotoc limped into the state tournament, but an inspired Red Sox squad found a surge midway through the tournament against the Booneville Braves and Tupelo 49er’s to claim the 2007 Senior Legion State Championship.
The Red Sox – with whom former Water Valley Blue Devils stars Ronnie Ferrell and Jeffrey Vance play – claimed the crown with a 15-4 win over the Hub-City Bombers Sunday night.
The Red Sox, who compiled a 38-10 record over the summer, advance to the Mid-South Regional for the first time since 2004 after a pair of second place finishes in the state tournament. The regional tournament will see host the top seven teams in the region starting on August 15th in Pudach, Kentucky and will continue through the following Tuesday.
The Pontotoc Red Sox won the 2007 Senior Legion State Tournament this past Sunday night with a 15-4 victory over the Hub-City Bombers to advance to the Mid-South Regional tournament starting August 15th in Pudach, Kentucky.
Vance and Ferrell both have been key fixtures in the Red Sox success all season long and both were key figures in claiming Pontotoc’s first state championship since the 2004 season. Vance (9-2) got the job done numerous times during the season on the mound and picked up a 13-3 victory over the Booneville Braves during the tournament. Ferrell was one of the Sox most consistent batters all season long and such was the case during the state tournament.