The team celebrates its tournament victory. [ Diamond Dolls | Contributed ]

Diamond Dolls win Wewa tourney

They’re little but they’re mighty, as Apalachicola’s eight-and-under team, the Diamond Dolls, won a Round Robin tournament last month in Wewahitchka.

The winning trophy from the Wewa Round Robin tourney. [ Diamond Dolls | Contributed ]

The team, coached by Mercury Wynn, Victoria Severns, Carl Ard, and Zac Craig went undefeated, besting Port St Joe, Blountstown and Wewa.

“My main goal is to make sure the kids are having fun and enjoying what they do best,” said Wynn.

Paisley Jones gets ready in the infield on Day of Ball. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

Starring for the team are #1 Paisley Jones; #2 Hydie Martin; #3 Kaylee Joseph; #4 Cecilia Hall; #6 Ava Grace Wilson; #8 Lilly Ann Martina; #10 Hazyl Wynn; #11 Kora Severns; #12 Millie Ard; #13 Ryan Ward; #15 Keagan Siprell; #18 Karentynn Banks and #21 Wlla Anderson.

Kaylee Joseph smacks a hit at the Day of Ball. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

Two players, #3 Riah Benjamin and # 23 Jordan Keith, from the Carrabelle Southern Heat team, played with , supported and help lead the Diamond Dolls to victory.

Coach Zac Craig handles pitching duties for the Diamond Dolls. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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