Hazlehurst stuns Americans

Published 5:00 am Monday, July 9, 2001

The Hazlehurst All-Stars rode a 2-run homer by Jake Guess and1-hit pitching performance by Jake Hood to a 3-0 Saturday victoryover the Brookhaven American League All-Stars in the second roundof the Dixie Youth Major League North Subdistrict Six Tournament atKeystone Park.

In an elimination game last night, Crystal Springs booted Wesson11-2.

The double-elimination tournament resumes play Monday atKeystone Park. The Americans play Crystal Springs at 6 in anelimination game. The Brookhaven Nationals tackle Hazlehurst at8.

Hazlehurst 3, Brook AL 0

Hood fanned 4 batters and walked 4 in the victory.Taylor Newman’s single was the only hit for the AmericanLeague.

Josh Coone started on the mound for Brookhaven and wasreplaced by Daniel Watson in the third, with Hazlehurst leading1-0. Zach Watson pitched the final 2 frames.

At the plate, Jonathan Grace doubled for Hazlehurst.Preston Berry and Guess singled.

Hazlehurst scored twice in the fourth on the homer byGuess.

C. Springs 11, Wesson 2

Winning pitcher Jake Smith struck out 8 batters andwalked 6. Alan Stegall fanned 7 and walked 2 in a losing cause forWesson.

At the plate, David Hobkirk homered and doubled asCrystal Springs took a 7-0, third-inning lead. Daniel Sims tripledand singled. Ben Stevens tripled and Smith doubled. Sam Thornton,Kent Miller and Matt Wright singled.

Wesson was led by Ben Head to doubled. Trent Rutland andMatt Cliburn singled.

Dixie Boys 13s Win

At Summit, the Brookhaven All-Stars defeated Summit 7-3Saturday in the Dixie Boys 13s District Tournament. Brookhavenplays Natchez Monday night at 6:30.

Natchez beat Copiah County 16-1 last night. Summit playsCopiah Monday at 6:30.