MOULTRIE - The 10-and-under Georgia Giants placed second in their age bracket at the Grand Slam World Serices held July 25-30 in Panama City Beach, Fla.

The Giants were defeated in the championship game by the Memphis Travelers.

The tournament drew 84 teams from 16 states in all age brackets.

Also playing in the 10-and-under age group were the Albany (Ga.) Dodgers, the Perry (Ga.) Predators, the Niceville (Fla.) Traveling Eagles and the Indy Outlaws from Speedway, Ind.

The Giants opened the tournament with a 17-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Tyler Yost went the first two innings on the mound and gave up both runs while striking out two.

Dustin McAlpin went the next two innings and struck out five. Matt Gerald pitched a scoreless fifth, striking out one.

Preston Berry and Daren Kent each had two hits. Berry's hits were doubles. Berry, Kent, Yost, Cason Wells and Dillon Frazier also drove in a run each. Wells, Frazier and Aubrey McCarty each had one hit.

The Giants drew the Travelers in the second game and were shut out 8-0, managing only a single by Robert Tyler.

Jordan Howard and Jonathan Howard did the pitching.

The Giants dropped their second straight game in the tournament falling to Perry 5-4 after taking a 3-1 lead. Yost and Taylor Walls each had two hits and Kent, Jonathan Howard and Brandon Wildes had the others.

Taylor Walls, Preston Berry, Cason Wells and Jordan Howard did the pitching.

In their fourth game of the tournament, the Giants broke out with a 19-3 victory over the Outlaws.

Robert Tyler was the winning pitcher. He struck out three.

Yost also worked on the mound, striking out three.

Kent, McAlpin and McCarty each had two hits. Yost and Wells had one each. Kent drove in three and had a triple and a double.

McCarty also had a double.

In the championship round, the Giants defeated the Outlaws again 6-3, with Tyler and Yost again doing the pitching.

Tyler was credited with his second straight win.

Kent and McAlpin each had two hits, including a double.

Berry also had a double and Yost chipped in a single.

The Giants then advanced to the championship game with a 7-3 victory over Perry. Walls got the win. McAlpin had two hits and drove in two runs. Kent also had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Berry had the other hit.

But in the championship game, the Giants fell for the second time to the Memphis Travelers, this time by a 9-1 score.

The Giants had just two hits.

Kent's double in the first inning drove in Berry with the team's only run.

Kent batted .625 for the tournament. McAlpin hit .462 and Wells .400. Yost and Berry hit .364.

The team finished the season with a team batting average of .400.

Kent batted .480 for the season and drove in 30 runs. McCarty batted .400 and drove in 15 runs.

Berry had the team's third-highest batting average with a .397 and drove in 10 runs.

McAlpin batted .373 with 11 RBIs; Yost .353 with 16 RBIs; and Gerald .355 with nine runs batted in.

Wells batted .261 and drove in 11 runs. Frazier batted .200 and had seven RBIs.

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