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Lincoln Co. Americans rallies past Lincoln Co. Nationals in a thriller

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans' catcher Brayden Livings leaps to make the catch as Lincoln County National runner Matthew Newman slides in safely at home plate Monday at Keystone Park.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans’ catcher Brayden Livings leaps to make the catch as Lincoln County National runner Matthew Newman slides in safely at home plate Monday at Keystone Park.

The Lincoln County American All-Stars and the Lincoln County National All-Stars provided an exciting offensive battle Monday night as both teams fought hard to keep their season alive and advance to the district championship in Coach-Pitch AA 8-year-old Dixie Youth action at Keystone Park.

The Americans ended up eliminating the Nationals 19-13 in a late one game contest due to bad lightning around the area, which cause the game to be postponed for about 45 minutes.

Tournament action continues today as the Americans take on the Natchez All-Star for the District Championship beginning at 6 p.m. If a second game is needed it will start immediately after the conclusion of the first contest.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans' Mason Orr provides a big hit in the sixth inning to help his team defeat the Lincoln County Nationals Monday night.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans’ Mason Orr provides a big hit in the sixth inning to help his team defeat the Lincoln County Nationals Monday night.

In Saturday tournament action, the Lincoln County Americans knocked off the Franklin County All-Stars 20-10 in the losers’ bracket. In the winners’ bracket, the Lincoln County Nationals lost to the Natchez All-Stars 15-11.

In a recap of Friday games, the Americans fell to Natchez 17-5 and the Nationals crushed Franklin County 22-1.

Lincoln Co. Americans 19, Lincoln Co. Nationals 13

Lincoln County Americans hitters: Gavin Reeves 1B, 1B, 1B, 1B. Mason Smith 1B, 1B, 1B. Taylor Myers 2B, 2B, Roland Day 1B, 1B. Luke Simmons 1B, 1B, 1B, 1B. Brayden Wilson 2B, 1B, 1B. Taylor Livings 3B, 1B, 1B, 3B. Griffin Smith 1B, 3B. Brayden Livings 1B. Eli Thornton 2B, 1B. Mark Hodges 1B, 1B, 1B. Mason Orr 3B.

Lincoln County Nationals hitters: Matthew Newman 1B, 1B. Kayne Case 2B, 1B, 2B. Brody Taggart 2B, 1B, 1B, 2B. Jake Smith 1B, 1B. Jon Mark Beasley 2B, 1B. Andrew Nelson 1B, 1B. Will Thomas Calcote 1B, 1B. Knox Leggett 1B. Corbin Altman 1B. Braden Revere 1B, 1B. Carter Britt 1B, 1B.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans' Taylor Livings provided a strong hitting performance at the plate against the Lincoln County Nationals.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans’ Taylor Livings provided a strong hitting performance at the plate against the Lincoln County Nationals.

Lincoln Co. Americans 20, Franklin Co. 10

Lincoln County Americans hitters: Gavin Reeves 1B, Taylor Myers 1B, Roland Day 1B, 2B, 3B, Luke Simmons 1B, HR, Brayden Wilson 1B, 1B, Taylor Livings 1B, 2B, 1B, Griffin Smith 1B, 1B, Braden Livings 3B, 1B, Eli Thornton 2B, 2B, Mark Hodges 2B, 2B, 3B, Mason Orr 2B, 1B.

Natchez 15, Lincoln Co. Nationals 11

Lincoln County Nationals hitters:  Matthew Newman 2B, 1B, 1B. Kayne Case 1B. Brody Taggart 1B, 2B. Jon Mark Beasley 1B, 1B. Andrew Nelson 1B, 1B. Knox Leggett 1B, 1B. Trent Owens 2B, 3B. Braden Revere 1B. Carter Britt 1B, 1B.

Natchez 17, Lincoln Co. Americans 5 

Lincoln County Americans hitters:  Mason Smith 1B. Taylor Myers 3B, 1B, 1B. Roland Day 1B. Luke Simmons 1B, 1B. Brayden Wilson 1B, 1B. Taylor Livings 1B, 1B. Griffin Smith 1B. Eli Thornton 1B, 1B.

Lincoln Co. Nationals 22, Franklin County 1 

Lincoln County Nationals hitters:  Matthew Newman 1B, 1B. Kayne Case 2B, 1B, 1B. Brody Taggart 3B, 3B. Jake Smith 1B, 1B, 1B. Andrew Nelson 1B, 2B, 3B. Will Thomas Calcote 1B, 1B. Knox Leggett 1B, 1B. Trent Owens 1B, 1B, 1B. Corbin Altman 1B, 1B. Braden Revere 2B. Carter Britt 1B, 2B.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Nationals' slugger Brody Taggart led his team at the plate in Monday's action against the Lincoln County Americans.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Nationals’ slugger Brody Taggart led his team at the plate in Monday’s action against the Lincoln County Americans.