The Blount County Blaze 12-and-under team won the USSSA Alabama State Tournament in Cullman earlier this month. With the win, the Blaze qualified for the World Series in Hoover next week. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Caige Mundi, Dalton O’Bryant, Bailey Boak, Brody Washburn, Jakob Bowling, Will Allman, and coach Steve Mundi. Middle row (l to r) Deven Tinsley, Chase Rice, A.J. Elrod, Kevin Crim, and Sebastian Oldham. Back row (l to r) coaches Chris Tinsley, Keith Bowling, David Elrod, John Crim, and Jerome Oldham. Jacob Robertson and Roger Kirby are not pictured.