Brook falls in Dixie Boys district

Published 5:00 am Friday, July 8, 2005

Brookhaven hopes to start anew tonight in the second round ofthe Dixie Boys District Tournament. Both Brookhaven teams struggledThursday night at Exchange Park, combing for 13 errors as the13-year-old all-stars lost 9-2 to Natchez and the 14s bowed 7-0 toSummit on rain-soaked Legion Field.

The best-of-three series resumes tonight at the Windsor GayYouth Sports Complex at 6 and 8 p.m. Brookhaven plays Summit in the13s and Summit plays Brookhaven on Saturday. Tournament playcontinues Saturday, if necessary. Natchez plays Summit 13s onSaturday.

Natchez 9, Brookhaven 2

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The 13-year-old all-star game started an hour late due to thelate afternoon rain storm. Natchez pitcher Colin Dollar shut downBrookhaven with a 6-hitter, striking out 8 and walking 1.

Losing hurler Tyler Parvin fanned 4 and walked none. Brookhavencommitted 7 errors.

Brookhaven had taken a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first.Natchez tied the game at 2-2 in the second and plated 4 runs in thethird.

A triple by Caleb Johnson powered Natchez. Kent King, R.J.Fleming and Audie Crosby singled.

“We played good enough to win,” said Natchez coach Mike Lazarus.”My pitcher went seven innings and did a good job. He never got introuble.”

Brookhaven got 2 singles from Tyler Case. Parvin, Nick Peavey,Michael Martin and Zac Davis singled.

“We made too many errors,” said Brookhaven coach Doyle Brown.”We could not get Natchez out when we needed.”

Summit 7, Brookhaven 0

Summit pitcher Eric Boyd handcuffed Brookhaven with a 2-hitter.He struck out 14 batters and walked none.

“Our pitcher did an outstanding job for us,” said Summit coachNorman Price. “We couldn’t ask for anything else.

“Brookhaven is the best team we have played this year and lastyear,” Price pointed out. “Their pitcher (Justin Ashley) did a goodjob for them.”

Ashley tossed a 5-hitter. He struck out 10 batters and walked 3but Brookhaven committed 6 errors.

Singles by Drew Weaver and Ashley were the only hits offBoyd.

“We made errors and allowed hits,” said Brookhaven coach MattHebert. “We gave Summit things we shouldn’t have and theycapitalized.

“We must recover now and force a third game.”

Summit was led by Nick Holmes who doubled. Seth Avants, BlaineRoberts, Wes Gill and Blake Brown singled.

Summit scored once in the top of the first and added 2 more runsin the second for a 3-0 lead. Two more runs crossed home plate inthe fourth.