Despite a second place finish in the state tournament at Jefferson City, the Portageville Senior Babe Ruth team received an invite to compete in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Wellington, Kan. Portageville ended up placing fourth out of eight teams. They defeated defending regional champ Minnesota and eliminated the Kansas state champions. Pictured front row left are: Jerry Pikey, Wes Pylate, Casey Ash, Tyler Fowler, Chris Mitchell and C.J. Medley; back row: coach Bo Canoy, Caleb Hinton, Caleb Hatton, Josh Canoy, Cory Chamberlain, Chad Cook, Zack Ayers and coach Dale Chamberlain. The team was sponsored by Bank of New Madrid Portageville branch, Western Auto, Staffords, Dr. David Boyd, Bakers Big Star, Bill Hayes Ford, Cooks Auto Sales, Jones Auto Sales, Heartland Auto Plaza, Ellington Insurance and Johnson's 66.