Brook 14s capture district title

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Brookhaven All-Stars made a clean sweep of the Dixie BoysBaseball 14s District Tournament. They knocked off Natchez 3-0Monday night at Exchange Club Park’s Legion Field, directed bypitcher Ryan Kennedy’s 11-strikeout performance.

The victory advances Brookhaven to the 14s State Tournament atTaylorsville, starting July 21.

“That was a great pitching performance by Ryan Kennedy,” saidBrookhaven head coach/manager Terry Britt. “My kids wanted to win.They never quit.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“I am proud of my kids and their effort,” Britt added. “Theyworked hard and had a desire to win.”

Kennedy didn’t issue a walk but he hit 2 batters. Brookhaven’s3-run sixth gave him all the runs he needed.

In the sixth, Brookhaven got a leadoff single from Matt Magee.Brett Rushing followed with an RBI double and Magee scored for a1-0 lead. Colton Laird followed with an RBI single to score Rushingwho had advanced to third on an error, making it 2-0

Tyler Case hit an RBI single and it was 3-0.

Natchez coach Mike Lazarus said he was disappointed. “We didn’tplay. We didn’t show up.

“Brookhaven has a good squad.” Lazarus said the Natchez 13s hadadvanced to the state tournament last year and should have soagain.

Brookhaven finished with 4 hits. Case, Magee and Michael Martinhad singles.

“Natchez fought us hard,” said Britt. “We will represent ourdistrict as well as we can in the state tournament.”

Britt’s team overcame 5 errors to beat Natchez which committed 4errors.

Jordan Dossett absorbed the loss in relief of Cole Mann whofanned 3 batters. Dossett struck out 5 batters and walked 3.

Dossett, Aaron White and Rudy Lazarus accounted for Natchez’s 3hits.