Natchez 12s fall short in GlosterPublished 12:01am Tuesday, July 10, 2012
GLOSTER — The Natchez 12-year-old All-Star team saw its baseball summer come to an end Monday afternoon as they lost to Pine Hills 3-1 in an elimination game at the district tournament.
Natchez scored its only run of the game in the top of the first inning. Josh Day doubled, moved to third on a passed ball and came home on a Rudy Nugent single. Natchez had only three hits the rest of the game.
“I think we were ready and confident. We knew what was at stake,” Natchez 12s coach Cole Brown said. “We just made a couple of mental errors, and they capitalized. They were the better team today.”
Pine Hills tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning and took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Day ended up being charged with the loss for Natchez.
Natchez 9- and 10-year-olds 14, Copiah 4
BUDE — Jakel Barnes had a huge night for the Natchez 9- and 10-year-old All-Star team Monday night.
Barnes not only got the win on the mound for Natchez, but also had a huge night at the plate with a double and a triple to lead Natchez to a 14-4 victory over Copiah.
Ben White and Matt Patty each collected two hits to help Barnes on the offensive side. Bankston Jordan tripled in the game, and Braderick Dean hit a solo home run.
The win keeps Natchez alive in the loser’s bracket. Natchez will face the Lincoln County Nationals at 6 p.m. today.
Natchez scored at least one run in all five innings of the contest, including five-run outbursts in the second and fourth innings. Natchez got one run in the fifth to win by the 10-run rule.
Natchez 11s to wait another day to find out their opponent
BROOKHAVEN — The opening round of the 11-year-old All-Stars District 6 Tournament was suspended due to inclement weather. Which means that all games scheduled for Monday will be played today.
And that also means that the Natchez 11-year-old All-Stars, which received a bye, will have to wait until Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. to take on the winner of the McComb-Brookhaven game in their first game of the tournament, Natchez 11s coach David Lindsey said.