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Lincoln Co. Americans defeat McComb in DYB AAA action

DAILY LEADER / Photo submitted / 10-YEAR-OLD AMERICANS ALL-STARS - The Lincoln County American 10-year-old All-Stars won the Dixie Boys AAA North Sub-District Six baseball tournament crown at Keystone Park in Brookhaven. The Americans finished the tournament undefeated with a 3-0 record. Members of the team are (from left, first row) Caden Yarborough, Easton Sartin, Samuel Evans, Gavin Leggett, Caleb Smith, Carter Holcomb; (middle row) Payne Waldrop, Will Loy, Jacob Rushing, Brandon Welch, Corby Husser, Hunter Goebel; (back row) Coach Jeremy Loy, Head Coach Sammy Holcomb and Coach Corey Welch.

DAILY LEADER / Photo submitted / 10-YEAR-OLD AMERICANS ALL-STARS – The Lincoln County American 10-year-old All-Stars won the Dixie Boys AAA North Sub-District Six baseball tournament crown at Keystone Park in Brookhaven. The Americans finished the tournament undefeated with a 3-0 record. Members of the team are (from left, first row) Caden Yarborough, Easton Sartin, Samuel Evans, Gavin Leggett, Caleb Smith, Carter Holcomb; (middle row) Payne Waldrop, Will Loy, Jacob Rushing, Brandon Welch, Corby Husser, Hunter Goebel; (back row) Coach Jeremy Loy, Head Coach Sammy Holcomb and Coach Corey Welch.

MCCOMB – The Lincoln County American All-Stars defeated the McComb All-Stars 14-7 in Game 1 of the best-of-three series Friday night in Dixie Youth AAA 10-year-old District Tournament action in McComb.

The best-of-three series continued Saturday as the Americans returned home to host the McComb All-Stars for Game 2 and Game 3, if necessary, at Keystone Park. The results of this contest were not available at press time.

The Americans have already qualified for the State Tournament in Laurel which begins Friday.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans' Carter Holcomb pitches the win against McComb Friday night in AAA action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Lincoln County Americans’ Carter Holcomb pitches the win against McComb Friday night in AAA action.

The teams participating in the tournament are Lincoln County, Lawrence County, Hamilton, Cleveland East, St. Martin, Yazoo City, Pascagoula, Magee, Kosciusko, Laurel Nationals, Clarksdale, Laurel Americans and Iuka.

The Lincoln County Americans will play either Lawrence County at 6 p.m. or Clarksdale at 8 p.m.

The tournament bracket has been released as games begin on Friday night. The championship contest is scheduled to played on July 21. The full bracket can be found on the Dixie Youth Baseball website.

Lincoln Co. Americans 14, McComb 7 

The American All-Stars of Lincoln County captured a big win on the road by defeating the McComb All-Stars 14-7 in Game 1.

Carter Holcomb was the starting pitcher and pitched five innings to collect the win for the Americans with two strikeouts and three walks. Payne Waldrop (1K, 1BB) came in to close the contest in the sixth inning.

Jacob Rushing directed the Americans’ offense with two doubles and a single. Carter Holcomb contributed three singles. Caleb Smith provided two singles. Hunter Goebel had a triple. Hitting safely were Payne Waldrop, Brandon Welch, Samuel Evans, Corby Husser and Easton Sartin.