Huntsville’s Jim “Hitman” Myers pitched the Travelers to the 70 AAA championship Saturday in the 2021 International Senior Softball Association Rocket City Spring National tournament at the Metro Kiwanis Sportsplex.
The Carrollton, Georgia, based team beat the Tennessee Smokies, from Knoxville, 14-10 and 20-14. They played best-out-of-three because they were the only two teams in their division.
Myers, 73, won both games in the circle and he batted 9-for-12 with a double.
“We played as a team today,” Myers said. “Yesterday we were a little rusty. We got on it today and played well.”
In Friday’s pool play, the Travelers split two games against teams outside their division. They spotted For Freedom, a 75 AA team, five runs and lost 22-17. They beat Deep South, a 70 AA team, 15-14.
Harry Mansell, the Travelers catcher from the Atlanta area, was named the tournament MVP after batting 10-for-12. Myers was also named to the All American team along with left fielder Gary Bush, from Gallatin, Tennessee, and shortstop Willy Wilbanks, from the Atlanta area.
The Travelers (3-1) will play in the Battle at the Beach tournament in Gulf Shores, March 26-28.