Southwest Elite, coached by Kevin Richards, Oran Boyd and Bryant Smith, recently participated in the USSSA State Games in Joplin, Mo., June 15-18. The boys went 7-0 against teams from all over the state of Missouri, winning the state championship Sunday night. Southwest Elite only allowed 29 hits in 7 games for a .199 batting average from all opponents. SW Elite’s batting average for the state tournament was .344. Above, from left to right (back row): Coach Bryant Smith (Marrionville), Bryce Stenzel (Mountain Grove), Jackson Smith (Marrionville), Spencer Skyles (Ava), Jackson Raney (Mountain Grove), Colton Allen (Mountain Grove), Coach Kevin Richards (Ava), Coach Oran Boyd (Ava); front row, l to r, Hayden Carver (Fair Grove), Corey Heinlein (Ava), Chase Conrad (Crane), Brendan Rogers (Mountain Grove), Nick Archer (Mountain Grove), and Zach Richards (Ava).