Neshoba 12-year-old All-Stars win district tournament
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:00 AM
Special to the Democrat
The Neshoba 12 year old All-Stars were victorious in the district tournament that was held at Northside Park this past weekend. The home team swept the tourney with three victories. Neshoba eliminated Jackson by the score of 12-10, they shutout Carthage on Saturday 7-0, and then defeated Carthage in the Championship game by the score of 23-7.
They have advanced to play in the state tournament on July 19 that will be held in Kosciusko. Their first game will be at 5:00 against St. Martin.
Neshoba 12 Jackson 10
The locals held off a Jackson sixth inning rally to eliminate Jackson. Cole Irvin was the winning pitcher for the opener for Neshoba.
Phillips Hines got the save in the win. Neshoba benefitted at the plate from 13 walks from Jackson pitchers.
Kamden Frazier led the way at the plate with 2 hits, while Carson Settlemires and Phillips Hines each scored twice in the win.
Neshoba held a 12-5 lead going into the top of 6th inning but escaped after recording the final out.
Neshoba 7 Carthage 0
Neshoba found themselves in the championship game after shutting out the Leake County visitors on Saturday. Cole Irvin picked up his second win as he pitched a two hit shutout.
Neshoba scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning to go up 7-0 and then Irvin finished the day by striking out 6.
Bailey Cook led Neshoba at the plate going 3 for 3 in the win. Justin McDaniel had a key 2 RBI single in the 2nd inning.
Neshoba 23 Carthage 7
The home team got the bats going in the final game of the weekend.
Neshoba scored 6 runs in the first inning, 3 runs in the second inning, and then plated 14 runs in the 3rd inning.
Kamden Frazier picked up the win in the game that was shortened to three innings due to the run rule limit.
Trey Crockett led the hit barrage with 3 hits.
Trevor Stovall, Chandler Tolbert, and Jon Byars Salter all had key hits in the big 3rd inning. Ethan Ables scored 3 times in the win.
Griffin Gentry also added a double in the championship win.