Lincoln Co. rebounds, beats Pontotoc 7-4 in Dixie Majors tourney

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 19, 2000

COLUMBIA -State Bank/Lincoln County lost to Laurel 14-2 butrebounded to beat Pontotoc 7-4 Tuesday in the rain and remain alivein the Dixie Majors State Tournament. Lincoln County plays theloser of the Columbia-Laurel game today at 5:30.

Meridian plays the winner of the Laurel-Columbia game tonight at8 as the double-elimination tournament continues. Only four teamsare left.

Laurel 14, Lincoln Co. 2

Skyler White pitched the victory in the 5-inning game.He struck out 3 batters and walked 2.

Cass Brister was charged with the loss. Brister struckout 3 batters, walked 4 and allowed 8 hits. Jody Britt replacedBrister in the third inning.

Leading Lincoln County at the plate was Jody Britt whohit a 2-run homer in the third. Adam Speeg singled.

Laurel was led by John White and Alexander Warren whohit 2-run homers.

“We made too many errors,” said Lincoln County coachShane Stokes, recalling his team’s 5 miscues. “Laurel was too muchfor us.”

Lincoln Co. 7, Pontotoc 4

Seth Britt pitched Lincoln County’s win. He struck out 2batters, walked 1 and allowed 4 runs on 8.

The losing pitcher was Brett Holt. He fanned 10 batters,walked 3 and allowed 8 hits.

At the plate, Seth Britt led the victory with a5th-inning grand slam homer. It game Lincoln County a 7-4advantage.

Chase Coley doubled and singled for Lincoln County. JodyBritt and Blake Wall singled.

“We bounced back and played well,” said Coach Stokes.”We came through in this game.”

Pontotoc was led by Andy Wilbanks who hit 2homers.