Wesson stays alive in tourney

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2001

LAUREL – The Wesson All-Stars rebounded from a Sunday nightsetback to beat Greenville 6-2 Monday in the Dixie Pre-Majors StateTournament at Wooten-Legion Field. Wesson fell to Laurel/JonesCounty 12-2 Sunday. The tournament, for 15-16-year-old boys, isplayed under double-elimination rules.

Wesson’s all-stars resume play Wednesday night at 8, facing thewinner of tonight’s Meridian-Laurel/Jones County game, whichfeatures two unbeaten teams. Carthage plays Seminary at 5:30 in anelimination game. Meridian beat Carthage 8-0 and Seminaryeliminated Purvis 7-3 yesterday.

Wesson 6, Greenville 2

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A home run and a double by John Birdsong powered Wessonpast Greenville. Ray Williams singled twice. Peyton Warren andJustin Kyzar singled.

Kyle Smith was the winning pitcher, with relief helpcoming from Justin Smith.

Laurel/JC 12, Wesson 2

Brett Jones of Laurel posted the win and Justin Sykes of Wessonabsorbed the loss.

Laurel collected nine hits. Wesson made seven errors and washeld to two hits. Powering Wesson with a single apiece were MatthewDelaughter and Kyle Smith.

Also playing for Wesson are Peyton Warren, Kyle Smith, RussellRobinson, Nick Gunter, Justin Smith, Ryan Williams, Josh Berch,Christopher Peets, Tom Burgess, John Birdsong, Layne Moreton andJustin Kyzar.

Coaching Wesson are Nick Smith, Derek Peets, Justin Garner andWhitney Scoggin.