Rising Stars

Jackson Tate
By: Journal Sports Staff
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Name: Jackson Tate Age: 12 Team: Marlins (Auburn Little League Majors Division) Accomplishments: Tate won’t soon forget the game he had on April 14 at Beggs Field. The first baseman crushed three home runs, including one grand slam in a league game. He finished the game with 10 runs batted in He hit two over the fence in left-center field and one to right-center. The big night brought his season total to four home runs. Quotable: “Before the game my coaches had been telling me to keep my bat back and keep it off my shoulder more and I used a heavier bat in that game. Also, before the game I ate a Caesar salad.” Editor’s note: If you know of a youth, junior high or freshman athlete who is excelling in his or her sport, e-mail sports editor Todd Mordhorst at