The Roanokers Win Title and Tournament


The Roanokers won the 2009 Cave Spring National Little League (CSNLL ) Major League regular season title, also winning two games to sweep the 2009 CSNLL Major League Tournament.  The team’s 16-1 finish ties a record for fewest losses in a season held by only one other Roanokers squad in the team’s 42 year history.   The Roanokers are managed by Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame member Jerry Ellis and by fellow Roanoke-Salem Hall of Fame member Bob Guthrie.  The team is coached by Jay Kirby.

Photo L-R:

Back row – left to right; Bob Guthrie, Jay Kirby and Jerry Ellis

Middle row – left to right; Justin Larkin, Luke Marston, Cody Amos, Robert Milby, Zach Howard and Tom Milby

Front row – left to right; Jon Alouf, Hayden Hovis, Dallas Killingsworth, Will Marston, Ryan Iler and Conner McKeown

Submitted by Susan Larkin