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Smith 84E, Magnolia Graphics claim tourney crowns

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Dominique Dixon collects the victory on the mound for Magnolia Graphics in Monday's championship action against Lilly Hill at Dr. A.L. Lott Field.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Dominique Dixon collects the victory on the mound for Magnolia Graphics in Monday’s championship action against Lilly Hill at Dr. A.L. Lott Field.

The Coach-Pitch and Little League championship brought plenty of excitement to Dr. A.L. Lott field Monday night as Smith 84E Carwash took on Williams Mortuary for the Coach-Pitch championship.

In opening game of the championship, William Mortuary handed Smith 84E their first loss of the tournament by claiming a 12-2 victory to force a decisive game two contest.

With the game tied 7-all after five innings of action in game two, Deon Dixon help his Smith 84E Carwash team capture a 8-7 win and the championship trophy after hitting a game winning single to send home teammate Caleb Jett, who singled earlier. Corey Smith was also on base after recording a single.

DAILT LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Dieon Dixon provides a game-winning hit to help Smith 84E Carwash win the coach-pitch crown at Dr. A.L. Lott Field.

DAILT LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Dieon Dixon provides a game-winning hit to help Smith 84E Carwash win the coach-pitch crown at Dr. A.L. Lott Field.

In the Little League championship, Magnolia Graphics survived an offensive thriller in game one to remain undefeated in tournament action after knocking off the Lilly Hill Stickz 24-21 in a late barnburner.

Lilly Hill, trailing 19-9, made an amazing comeback in the bottom of the fifth inning to capture a brief lead.

Magnolia managed to bounce back and answered the Stickz challenge in the top of the sixth inning as they managed to capitalize on a few defensive miscues from Lilly Hill and put together a couple of clutch hits to rally back and claim the win.

Pony League tournament action starts today as Terry Bates take on DA COOP in the opener starting at 6 p.m. The Lilly Hill Stickz will battle the Summit/McComb Bluejays at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Softball League Tournament action is schedule to start Thursday at 6 p.m.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Michael Harris provides a hard hit for Williams Mortuary against Smith 84E Carwash Monday in Coach-Pitch tournament action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Michael Harris provides a hard hit for Williams Mortuary against Smith 84E Carwash Monday in Coach-Pitch tournament action.