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Lincoln County teams win opener in Bude

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Franklin County All-Stars' shortstop Landon Furlow (right) records the out at second base as Lincoln County Nationals' Samuel Evans prepares to slide in AA Coach-Pitch eight-year-old All-Star game Friday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Franklin County All-Stars’ shortstop Landon Furlow (right) records the out at second base as Lincoln County Nationals’ Samuel Evans prepares to slide in AA Coach-Pitch eight-year-old All-Star game Friday night.

BUDE – The Lincoln County Americans and the Nationals Coach-Pitch All-Stars captured opening round wins Friday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball AA All-Star 7&8-year-old Sub-District Six Tournament at Leroy “Cowboy” Jones Memorial Field.

The Lincoln County Americans destroyed Natchez 15-3 in the opener. In the nightcap, the Lincoln County Nationals narrowly beat the Franklin County All-Stars 11-10.

Saturday’s continuation of the tournament consisted of five games. The Championship is scheduled for Monday, starting at 6 p.m.

Lincoln Co. Americans 15, Natchez 3

The Lincoln County Americans came out timid in the first inning before revving up to overpowered the Natchez All-Stars with numerous hits.

The Americans scored two runs in the second, three runs in the third and three in the fourth, before opening up the flood gates in the fifth inning with a seven-run explosion.

The Natchez All-Stars managed to break up the Americans’ bid for a shutout in the bottom of the fifth when they put together a three-run inning, but fell short in the end.

Lincoln County Americans’ hitters:  Brett Jordan 1B, 1B. Colby Terrell 1B, 1B. Logan Waldrop 1B. Tanner Stokes 1B, 1B. Conner Cunningham 2B. Caden Yarborough 1B, 1B. Matthew Newman 1B, 1B, 2B. Brandon Burt 2B, 2B, 1B. Aiken Allen 1B. Zachery Hursh 2B, 1B. Brody Taggart 1B. Gavin Norton 2B.

Natchez All-Stars’ hitters:  Matt Kaiser 1B. Drew Strawbridge 1B, 1B. Jack Whittington 1B. Jaylin Davis 2B. Jacob Smith 1B. Hayden Colton 1B.

Lincoln Co. Nationals 11, Franklin County 10 

The Lincoln Nationals and the Franklin County All-Stars provided an exciting offensive thriller for their baseball fans.

Both teams came out ready to play. Franklin County quickly set the tone of the game in the first inning when they grabbed a 2-0 lead.

The Lincoln Nationals battled back to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the second. The Franklin All-Stars tied the game, 3-3 in the top of the third.

The Nationals reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the third with a three-run jolt.

Franklin County refused to go down quietly. They fought in the top of the fifth with a five-run blast giving them a 10-8 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Nationals spoiled the All-Stars’ attempt at victory. They rallied back to score three runs and held tight in the sixth inning for the win.

Lincoln County Nationals hitters:  Cadyn White 1B. Caleb Smith 1B, 1B. Sam Evans 1B, 1B, 1B. Robert Adcock 1B, 1B, 2B. Haden Lea 1B, 1B, 1B. Colton Frith 1B. Noah Gatlin 1B. Landon Carter 1B, 1B. Thomas King 1B, 1B. Ian Gatlin 1B.

Franklin County All-Stars hitters:  Jamie Green 2B, 2B. Jailen Hunt 1B, 1B. Donovan Moore 2B, 2B. Noah McCormick 1B, 1B. Hayden Zimmerman 1B. Larry Pernell 1B, 1B, 2B. Terrance Fields 1B, 1B. Landon Furlow 1B, 1B, 1B. Jamorri Tolliver 1B, 2B. Jaiden Hunt 2B. Lodarreus Young 1B.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Colby Terrell collects a hit for the Lincoln County Americans against Natchez Friday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Colby Terrell collects a hit for the Lincoln County Americans against Natchez Friday night.