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Lincoln County U6 All-Stars dominate district tournament

The Lincoln County U6 Coach-Pitch All-Stars took their Dixie Youth District Tournament last weekend with a strong 3-0 showing in Summit.

The team representing LC won every game by a run-ruled total as they punched their ticket to the state tournament next month in Laurel.

In their Friday opener Lincoln County topped Lawrence County 13-4. Saturday Lincoln County played Pike County twice, once in pool play and again in the tournament finals.

In the opener Saturday the LC All-Stars got a 20-5 win and followed that up with an 18-8 victory to clinch the trophy.

The team is coached by Chase Ballard, Randal Ballard, Rusty Newman and Brandon Wilson. Team members include Cohen Ballard, Rivers Barrett, Manny Edwards, Peyton Giddens, Cain Grace, John Herrington, Tucker Herrington, Layton King, Hunter Morrison, Peck Newman, Ace Taylor and Reese Wilson.

The state tournament will be held in Laurel on July 2-4.

Lincoln County started fielding a 6U All-Star team three years ago and this was the first group to win their district tournament.

“We’ve got a great group of kids and they really hit the ball well all weekend,” said coach Rusty Newman. “They had a lot of fun and did a great job.”