The Mount Vernon Killer Bees 12 & Under All-Star softball team won the championship of its first tournament of the season, the Philo Stars & Stripes tournament. The team began play Friday with an 8-0 win over Marietta, but managed only a 1-1 tie against the Mount Vernon A All-Star team Saturday. The Killer Bees earned the No. 2 seed in the tournament with Saturday’s 8-3 victory over Philo. Tournament play began Sunday, with the Bees shutting out Zanesville Rampage, 12-0. A 9-7 victory over Crooksville later in the day put the team up against No. 1 Maysville in the championship game. A quick start helped the Bees run rule Maysville, 16-2, for the title. Team members are, front row from left, Jordan Reeder, Taylor Stepp, Sammy Hunter, Autumn Smith, Tonya Merillat and Payton Orr; back row, Toni Smith, Gary Smith, Cassie Rine, Chasidy Smith, Tony Meyer, Halie McGregor, John Galbraith, Alexis Kuhn, Kylie Ransom and Jenni Orr.
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