Buckingham County Majors All-Star baseball team

Published 8:11 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 2018 Buckingham County Youth League (BCYL) Major League All-Star baseball team made history this past summer. The squad went 7-2 overall, including a 5-0 run in the state tournament on the way to its second straight Dixie Youth Baseball Majors state championship and World Series berth. Buckingham improved on its 2017 World Series showing during which it went 0-2. This year, the team’s manager, John Toney, said, “I think I was told we were the first Virginia team from Majors to ever win a (World Series) game, and so we won two — that’s a big accomplishment. And I know we’re the first Buckingham team to ever win more than one game in a World Series” — at any age level. For their success, the Buckingham Majors All-Stars were recognized last week by the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors. Pictured in the Peter Francisco Auditorium at the Buckingham County Administration Building are, from left, front row, Avery Schaffer, Bubba Garceau, Jake Carter, Camden Allen, Wyatt Bickford; back row, Coach Walter Edwards, Harrison Mitchell, Rocco Raynor, Cam Newton, Justin Gunter, Ethan Martin, Daniel Farrish, Manager John Toney. Not pictured are Nick Allen and Coach Travis Hicks. (To nominate your favorite team or standout group for High Five!, email a photograph and names of people pictured to HighFive@FarmvilleHerald.com.)

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