Lincoln Co. blanks Moss Point, advances to the final four
COLUMBIA – The Lincoln County 12-year-old American All-Stars survived the weekend as they captured three out of four victories to advance to the final four in the Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament at Dean Griner Dixie Youth complex in Columbia.
The Americans defeat Humphrey County 12-1 in the opener and knocked off the Purvis A-team 8-3 in a late night red-eye thriller Saturday night.
In Sunday action, the Lincoln Americans suffered their first loss in the tournament falling to McComb 8-6.
In Monday contest, the Americans bounced back after a tough loss Sunday to shutout the Moss Point All-Stars 6-0.
Lincoln County will be in action today as they prepare to take on the McComb All-Star in a rematch, starting at 6 p.m. In the nightcap of the semifinals, the Franklin County All-Stars will battle the Columbia All-Stars at 8 p.m.
Lincoln Co. AL 12, Humphrey Co. 1
Harrison Brownlee was the winning pitcher for the Americans with two strikeouts and no walks. Cole Smith (2K, 4BB) also saw some action on the mound in relief.
Byrion Robinson powered the Americans with a home run. Travis Hall contributed a double. Hitting safely were Garrett Maxwell, Grant Jackson, Harrison Brownlee and Taylor Allen.
Lincoln Co. AL 8, Purvis A 3
Trey Fortenberry dominated the pitcher mound for the Americans collecting 14 strikeouts and allowed only seven walks.
Brown and Fortenberry were the offensive leaders at the plate for Lincoln County with a double and a single apiece. Hall ripped a double and Cole Smith had a single.
McComb 8, Lincoln Co. AL 6
Brown suffered the setback for Lincoln County in a thrilling contest against McComb. He struck out four batters and walked two in the game.
Brown also was the top hitter for the Americans with a home run and a single. Hall hit a single.
Lincoln Co. AL 6, Moss Point 0
Fortenberry provided a strong pitching performance for the Americans Monday night as he handcuffed the Moss Point All-Stars in stellar outing with 15 strikeouts and two walks.
Robinson sparked the Americans’ offense with a home run. Maxwell fueled the flames with a pair of singles. Jackson, Brownlee, Allen, Brown and Fortenberry hit safely.