Franklin Co. thumps Lincoln Co.; Americans battle Pine Hill Tonight
The Lincoln County Americans have survived to play another night after falling to the Franklin County All-Stars 10-2 Tuesday night in the Dixie Youth 12-year-old District Six Tournament at Keystone Park.
The Lincoln Americans will take on the Pine Hill All-Stars tonight to see who will clinch the third seed and advance to the state tournament. Tonight’s contest will start at 6 p.m.
In other tournament action, the McComb All-Stars defeated Pine Hill to advance to the championship game Thursday. They will battle Franklin County at 6 p.m., if a second and decisive game is needed it will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
Three teams will advance from the District Six Tournament and continue their season in the state tournament, next Friday, July 18, in Columbia.
Franklin Co. 10, Lincoln AL 2
Franklin County’s strong pitching, hitting and defense quickly overpowered the Lincoln Americans as the Franklin County All-Stars grabbed a 3-1 lead in the first inning of action.
Franklin County would continue their aggressive hitting in the third inning as they managed to increase their lead to 7-1.
The Americans would try to answer Franklin County’s challenge in the top of the fourth inning as they threatened to rally back pushing one run across the plate cutting into Franklin County’s lead. The Bude-based All-Stars’ defense would respond and quickly close the door on Lincoln County’s threat.
Franklin County would add three more run in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase their lead to 10-2 and held on to secure the victory.
Trent Tindle was the winning pitcher for Franklin County with four strikeouts and two walks.
Barrion Robinson suffered the setback for the Americans with one strikeout and nine walks.
Garrett Smith powered the Franklin All-Stars at the plate with a three-run home run in the first inning. Clay Wright contributed a double, and Tindle had a single.
The Americans had an off night at the plate as Lincoln County recorded only three hits. Trey Fortenberry, Barrion Robinson and Travis Hall were the top hitters with a single apiece.