Brookhaven 14s suffer shutout in World Series

Published 5:00 am Monday, August 7, 2006

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — The Louisiana all-stars limitedMississippi (Brookhaven) to just two hits and cruised to a 13-0Saturday victory in the opening round of the Dixie Boys 14s WorldSeries. Michael Martin doubled and Brett Rushing singled forBrookhaven’s only hits.

“We had a horrible day,” said Brookhaven manager/head coachTerry Britt. “We had the jitters. We didn’t hit the ball and ourpitchers struggled to throw strikes.

“Now we have to dig deep and come back and play hard.”

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Brookhaven plays Texas (Crosby), which lost to North Carolina8-6 last night. Game time is 1 p.m. today. Britt said temperaturesin Grand Prairie have surpassed the 100-degree mark for eightstraight days.

Southpaw Ryan Kennedy started on the mound for Brookhaven. Hegave up 7 runs and 7 hits.

Kennedy was followed by Colton Laird in the second. Rushingpitched 1 inning of relief.

Louisiana’s starting pitcher had 4 strikeouts in 3 innings. Thewinners collected 10 hits and Brookhaven committed 6 errors in theabbreviated, 5-inning game.

Because of the intense heat, games are halted every threeinnings so the players can cool off for 10 minutes in the dugoutbefore resuming play.

In the 13-year-old World Series, also being played at the MikeLewis Field Complex, Mississippi (Laurel-Jones County) lost 9-5 toTennessee.