Lincoln tops Natchez 11s and 12s

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BUDE — The Natchez Dixie Youth 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars ran into a team that adjusted to its breaking ball and had plenty of timely hits.

The Lincoln Americans handed the 11s and 12s a 14-0 loss in the district tournament Monday in Bude, and coach Brynson Rogers said the Americans kept on churning out the hits, making it impossible to keep up.

“They pitched very well,” Rogers said. “Our curveball was working at first, but they learned to stay back on it and just started hitting. They just had key hits, and their hits never stopped.”

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Natchez went hitless on the night, and Ben White took the loss for the 11s and 12s.

“He battled the Lincoln American batters, and he threw a good game, but they just hit well,” Rogers said of White’s game. “They could hit just about anything.”

With the loss, Natchez will play again at 6 p.m. today against Pine Hills.

“We just have to tell them to shake that loss off, and our bats are going to have to step up,” Rogers said.

Nine- and 10-year-olds

Pine Hills 12, Natchez 5

MCCOMB — The Natchez Dixie Youth 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars kept putting the ball in play, but the ball couldn’t make it past the defense often enough in Natchez’s district tournament loss Monday.

“The kids really played a good game,” Natchez head coach Davie Wilson said. “They hit the ball and fielded well, we just couldn’t hit the holes.

“Every time we hit it, we hit it to a player. I was proud of them, though. They stepped up and made plays that I couldn’t believe that they made.”

Chase Kaiser took the loss for Natchez, giving up seven runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and six walks.

L.J. Minor went 2-for-2 with a double, and Kaiser finished 2-for-3. Dray Geoghegan had a triple for Natchez.

The loss eliminated Natchez from postseason play.


Concordia 15, East Ouachita 4

VIDALIA — Jacob Wilson pitched four strong innings, striking out six, to get the win as the Concordia 14-year-old Dixie Youth All-Stars blew out East Ouachita Monday.

Carson Curtis hit a grand slam for Concordia and finished 2-for-3 in his team’s district tournament game. Ron Williams had a two-run home run, and Pate Shirley and J.J. Jenkins each tallied a triple.

Dylan Maynard had a double for Concordia, and Shirley finished the game 2-for-3.

Concordia will play Monroe at 8 p.m. today.