Marion’s Youth Baseball concluded its season on Wednesday, July 27th with its awards ceremony, celebrating the players and coaches who made this summer league a reality. The ceremony had a massive turnout as parents and community members came together to celebrate the players and sport as a whole.The players were given their awards by Mayor Dexter Hinton and City Councilmen Jeff Nail, Joe Pearson and Bernard Arrington. Councilman Arrington helped start the league along with County Commissioner Cedric Hudson as a way of getting the youth involved and promoting the community in Marion. The league thrived and had several teams across three different age groups: Tee Ball, 7-8 year olds and 9-10 year olds. Dexter Hinton gave a speech lauding the youth baseball league and its accomplishments. “It’s all about community and family, and this has brought us together and that’s a good thing for the City of Marion” he stated. Afterwards the championship trophies were presented. For Tee Ball, the Mets took it home, while the Braves collected the award for the 7-8 year old category. The Guardians, a new team introduced to Marion Youth Baseball, won it all in the 9-10 year old category.