District 7 Stars wins opener in State Games

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, June 27, 2007

MERIDIAN – A home run by Brookhaven Academy product Kolby Byrdand some sound pitching from North Pike’s Casey Paulk was enough tolead the District 7 All-Stars to a 10-3 opening round victoryagainst the Northwest Mississippi laden District 2 All-Stars in theopening round of the Mississippi State Games Tournament at MeridianCommunity College.

District 7 plays in the winners bracket tonight beginning at 7against the Jackson-Metro based District 6.

Paulk, a 6-3, 190-pound rising senior from North Pike struck outfive batters in six innings of work to notch the victory. Byrd, arising junior catcher provided a solo shot in the fourth, as D7erupted for five runs.

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Adams Chrisitan School shortstop Luke Brumfield had twosingles.

Lawrence County’s Tyler Reeves pitched the seventh inning, inreplace of Paulk.

The District 7 team is coached by Dustin Lott (Brookhaven Highassistant) and Jay Rayborn (Loyd Star assistant) and is made up ofa combination of 18 rising juniors and seniors around the SouthwestMississippi region.