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Miss-Lou sports history: June 8

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Mattie Smith, the only female playing in Natchez Dixie Youth Baseball this year as part of the 11-12 team Blain Company and the first to do so in over 20 years, becomes the first female to hit a home run.

TEN YEARS AGO

Cathedral pitcher/infielder Dylan White and first baseman Tyler Ballard are named to the MAC All-State first team while outfielder Caleb Johnson and catcher Caleb Upton are on the All-State second team.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Dick Whitaker and Danny Huffines beat Joe Garrity and Allen Laird 6-3, 6-4 in the men’s 8.0 doubles finals in a battler of USTA teammates at the 36th annual Natchez Community Cancer Tennis Tournament.