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Americans claim DYB 8s district title

The Lincoln County Dixie Youth Americans continued their victorious march Saturday. They won the AA Coach/Pitch 8s District Six Tournament title with a 13-6 victory over Walthall County at Keystone Park.

The Americans edged Walthall County 12-10 Friday night on a rain-soaked field in Game 1 of the best-of-three series.

Both teams advance to Pascagoula, site of the AA state tournament. The Americans play Hatley at 8 p.m. Friday night, July 12.

“It was good to win the first game,” said American head coach/manager Blake Wallace. “Our kids hit the ball real well.”

Americans 12, Walthall 10

The Americans erased a 9-7 Walthall lead with a 5-run fifth inning. Trevor Fortenberry had 3 hits in the victory. Mason Davis doubled twice and singled.

American hitters: J.P. Wallace, 2 1B. Payne Waldrop, 2 1B. Trevor Fortenberry, 3 1B. Mason Davis, 2 2B, 1B. Parker Moak, 1B, 3B. Riley Easterling, 2B, 1B. Jacob Rushing, 1B, 2B. Carter Holcomb, 1B, 2B. Peyton Prather, 1B. Race Stewart, 1B. Trenton Tarver, 2B.

Walthall hitters: Jekorvian Holmes, HR, 2B. Josh Sanford, 1B. Kylin Roberts, 3 1B. Brycelon Magee, HR, 1B. Taylor Bobb, 3 1B. JScott McKenzie, 2 1B. Mason Smith, 2B. Jeremisas Cnerly 2B. Tony Downs, 2B. Rashad Wilson, 3B. Tyler Brumfield, 3B. Rayden Conerly, 2B.

Americans 13, Walthall 6

Outfielder Peyton Prather stroked an inside-the-park home run.

The Americans scored once in the first inning and plated 4 more in the second.

American hitters: John Patrick Wallace, 1B. Payne Waldrop, 1B. Trevor Fortenberry, 2 1B. Mason Davis, 1B, 2B. Parker Moak, 2 1B. Riley Easterling, 3 1B. Jacob Rushing, 1B, 2B. Carter Holcomb, 1B. Trent Tarver, 1B, 3B. Peyton Prather, HR.

Walthall County hitters: Jekorvian Holmes, 2B. Josh Sanford, 2 1B. Brycelon Magee, 2 1B. Taylor Bobb, 1B. J. Scott McKenzie 1B. Mason Smith, 1B. Jeremiah Conerly, 1B. Rashad Wilson, 2B. IHR. Tyler Brumfield, 1B. Rayden Conerly, 3B.