Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Another Home Run for Grandaddy Carriker

One of the most exciting stories that we've had here on this website was the electrifying home run hit by Bill Carriker's grandchild, Dalton Carriker that won the Little League World Series in 2007.

Dalton became an instant national celebrity.

Now, you'd think that's enough glory to last any grandaddy a lifetime.

But not for Bill...the glory just keeps on coming!

Take a look at this article from Macon (Georgia) dot com:


WRALL softball headed to World Series in Portland

By Chris Deighan

Once again, fate tapped a Carriker on the shoulder. And, once again, a Carriker delivered.
Seven years after big sister Kaitlyn helped put Warner Robins on the Little League map and two years after big brother Dalton cemented the town's spot in youth sports lore, Carson Carriker delivered a tie-breaking, two-run triple in the fifth inning to lead Georgia past Florida, 9-8, in the championship game of the Little League Southeast Region softball tournament Tuesday at Marshall University's Dot Hicks Field in Huntington, W.Va.
Like the softball team in 2002 and the baseball squad in 2007, Warner Robins American Little League has again earned a World Series berth. This time it's Aug. 13-19 in Portland, Ore.


Bill writes...

"THE GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES FOR 11/12 YEAR OLDS WILL BE HELD 13 THRU 19 IN PORTLAND OREGON. CARSON COULD BE ON ESPN IF THE SOUTHEASTERN TEAM FROM WARNER ROBINS ,GA MAKES THE SEMIFINALS.

"WISH THE GIRLS LUCK AND WATCH IF YOU HAVE TIME.
WE ARE BUSY MAKING ARRANGEMENTS TO ATTEND. THIS WILL BE OUR THIRD LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES. WE ARE EXCITED...LIFE IS GOOD."

-BILL CARRIKER


Photo of Dalton and his grandaddy Bill (2008)