Natchez tops Lincoln Co.

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NATCHEZ – The Natchez all-stars outscored Lincoln County 21-9Tuesday night at Covington Park and captured the Dixie BoysBaseball 14s District Tournament. Lincoln County had forced a thirdgame in the best-of-three series by defeating Natchez 9-4 Monday,collecting 16 hits.

Last Saturday, Natchez had pulled out a 13-12 victory in 8innings.,

“Natchez hit the ball in the gaps,” said Lincoln County coachKelly Allred. “I’m proud of our guys. They looked good.”

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Sawyer Hudson started on the mound for Lincoln County. Hudsonlasted 3.2 innings, giving up 4 hits, and walking 3.

Seth Porter replaced Hudson on the mound and went 1.1 innings..Zach Ashley replaced Porter in the fifth.

Natchez sprang to an early 3-0 lead. The Lincoln Countianscaught hem at 3-3 and went up 5-3 before Natchez rallied.

Natchez scored 8 runs in the seventh.

At the plate, left-fielder Drew Jones singled twice and doubled,collecting 3 RBIs for Lincoln County. Catcher E.J. Hendersonsingled and tripled.

Natchez advances to the state tournament in Hattiesburg,starting July 18.