Lorman As take out Natchez Community 6-1 for championship

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 4, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; The Lorman A&8217;s took care of business Tuesday night, making the trip down to Chester Willis Field a relative breeze in a 6-1 win over Natchez Community Hospital.

The win gave the A&8217;s the T.M. Jennings Senior League championship.

The A&8217;s controlled the game much of the way, but an Ivan Mays run off a passed ball in the third and two more runs in the fourth put the game away. Mays leaped over pitcher Kendall Logan to get to the plate.

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Cody Barber of Natchez Community scored in the top of the first inning to give his team a 1-0 lead, but it was all downhill from there.

Jeremy Nobles and Dovan Gray scored in the bottom half of the inning to help Lorman take the lead, 2-1. Antonio Graves scored the following inning to push the lead to 3-1 before Mays&8217; leap. The A&8217;s would never look back, as Natchez Community never truly threatened the rest of the way.

Great defensive play throughout helped the A&8217;s, including several impressive double plays and several players being thrown out while attempting to steal.

The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 1.5-hour time limit in the T.M. Jennings Senior League.

Following the game, senior league president Dan Hill came to the press box to announce the 2006 T.M. Jennings All-Stars.

&8220;Congratulations to the A&8217;s,&8221; he said.

The 2006 T.M. Jennings 13-14-year-old All-Stars are, tentatively, Alfred Banks, Keenen McCalllister, Brian Isaacs, Caleb Johnson, Javon Washington, Patrick Wesley, Rico Cravens, Charles Buchanan, Jonathon Hawkins and Kelvin Barber.