Jay Compton | Pineville Sun

Jayden Simpson takes a swing at the ball during Middlesboro 11-12s’ game against Williamsburg earlier this season.

Area 3 tournaments set

The best little-league players from the Bell County area will have the opportunity to showcase their abilities in the upcoming Area 3 tournament this week. Both Middlesboro and Pineville-Bell have released their schedules and rosters for each of their all-star teams.

The 9-10 year olds will square off on Friday in Barbourville at the Knox County little league field. Middlesboro will face off against Knox County at 6 p.m. The winner of Middlesboro-Knox will take on Pineville-Bell Saturday at 6 p.m.

The 11-12 year olds will be playing at the Middlesboro little league field, beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. Middlesboro will take on Pineville-Bell in the opening round. The winner will advance to play Knox County on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Below are the schedules and rosters for Middlesboro and Pineville-Bell.

Boys 11-12

June 21

Game 1 – Middlesboro vs. Pineville-Bell, 7 p.m.

June 22

Game 2 – Winner of game 1 vs. Knox County, 7 p.m.

June 23

Game 3 – Loser of game 1 vs. loser of game 2, 7 p.m.

June 24

Game 4 – Winner of game 3 vs winner of game 2, 7 p.m.

Boys 9-10

June 21

Game 1 – Knox County vs. Middlesboro, 6 p.m.

June 22

Game 2 – Winner of game 1 vs. Pineville-Bell, 6 p.m.

June 23

Game 3 – Loser of game 2 vs. loser of game 1, 6 p.m.

June 24

Game 4 – Winner of game 2 vs. winner of game 3, 6 p.m.

Middlesboro All-Stars

11-12

Landon Allen

Colt Bayless

Hayden Blakley

Wyatt Coker

Malaki Coots

Max Creech

Cayden Huff

Joseph Killion

Jayden Simpson

Nate Wicks

9-10

Liam Fricke

Ryan Goins

Isaac Harris

Bryson Heck

Hayden Hughett

Blake Lambert

Colby Lawson

Eli Reed

Ayden Smith

Mason Sziksai

Brayden Hatmaker

Pineville-Bell:

11-12

Reese Arne

Joseph Brigman

Blake Burnett

Payton Burnett

Holden Clark

Elijah Hampton

Tristin Johnson

Deakon Partin

Spencer Phipps

Chase Widener

Luke Widener

9-10

Lane Brigman

Chase Caldwell

Brayden Carroll

Logan Craig

Blake Durham

Bentley Fuson

Logan Greene

Jacob Grubbs

Steven Hoover

Ty Mays

Riley Monhollen

Kordell Partin