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Americans defeat Laurel in 10s State Tournament

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Caden Yarborough provides a hit for his Lincoln County American All-Stars team in Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament action at Laurel.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Caden Yarborough provides a hit for his Lincoln County American All-Stars team in Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament action at Laurel.

LAUREL – The Lincoln County Americans 10-year-old All-Stars were victorious over the Laurel Nationals 10-5 Friday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth State Tournament in Laurel.

The Americans continued action Saturday morning as they took on the Kosciusko All-Stars at 12 p.m. Kosciusko ended up defeating the Lincoln County Americans 8-5 in the contest.

With the tough loss, the Americans remain alive in the double-elimination tournament.

The Lincoln County All-Stars had to return to play the Yazoo City All-Stars at 5 p.m. in the second half of Saturday’s games to see who would advance to play on Sunday in the tournament.

The results of Saturday’s games were not available at press time.

The championship contest is scheduled to play on Tuesday.

Lincoln Co. Americans 10, Laurel Nationals 5 

Carter Holcomb (4K, 1BB) was the winning pitcher for the Americans as he started and pitched the first three innings. Payne Waldrop (5K, 2BB) closed out the game to earn the save.

Holcomb powered the Americans’ offensive attack with a triple and a single. Jacob Rushing contributed a triple. Will Loy, Samuel Evans, Caleb Smith, Easton Sartin, Payne Waldrop, Gavin Leggett, Caden Yarborough and Corby Husser hit a single apiece.