Lots of little aspiring baseball stars congregated in Oakdale this past week as the six years old and under Dixie Youth Tournaments kicked off in Oakdale. Morgan County was represented by Oakdale and Tri-County, which consists of players from the Wartburg, Coalfield, and Oliver Springs areas. Oakdale would be eliminated on Friday evening while the Tri-County squad finds themselves still alive in the tournament as of press time.
Oakdale 6U Dixie Youth Vs. Caryville American
Caryville American knocked off Oakdale 15-7 in Dixie Youth 6u Tournament Action on Thursday.
Caryville American got out to an early 7-0 lead in the first inning and left Oakdale trying to play catch-up the rest of the game.
In the second inning, Caryville American punched in a run and so did Oakdale when Carter made it home.
Oakdale generated some offensive firepower in the third inning with runs from Remington, Eddie, Grady, and Carter but Caryville American scored two runs to make the score 10-5.
The Eagles scored two more runs from Eddie and Grady, but Caryville American scored five more to take home the 15-7 win.
Oakdale was led in the loss by Remington, Eddie, Grady, and Carter.
Oakdale 6U Dixie Youth Vs. Spring City
The Oakdale Eagles would see their State Tournament aspirations come to an end against Spring City by a 17-6 margin on Friday.
In the first inning, Oakdale scored three runs when Remington, Carter, and Grady all made it home safely. Spring City would also score three runs in the opening inning.
Oakdale would score three more runs in the next inning when Lane, Remington, and Eddie scored, but Spring City responded with five runs to take an 8-6 lead.
The third inning saw Spring City pull ahead for good with a three-run third inning and six in the fourth to take the 17-6 win.
Oakdale was led in the loss by Remington, Carter, Eddie, Grady, and Lane.
Tri-County 6U Dixie Youth Vs. Caryville National
The Tri-County All-Stars emerged from an absolute barn-burner with Caryville National on Thursday with a 16-14 win.
Tri-County got on the board first when DeaKlyn and Tyce scored runs in the first inning and DeaKlyn came home in the third inning to push the lead to 3-0.
The bats begun to heat up like the unrelenting summer sun in the fourth inning when Tri-County saw Bo and Noah score, but Caryville National scored seven straight runs to rally ahead 7-5.
DeaKlyn and Billy tied the game for Tri-County but Caryville National would score five runs to take a 12-7 lead.
Tri-County refused to fade away, however, and scored six runs to take the lead. Caryville National would score one run in each of the next two innings, but it wasn’t enough to stop Tri-County, who would score three more runs to take home the 16-14 win.
DeaKlyn, Billy, Tyce, Bo, Noah, Cree, Sawyer, and Dash all played well in the win.
Tri-County 6U Dixie Youth Vs. Rockwood
The Tri-County All-Stars continued their winning ways with a 21-3 win over Rockwood on Friday evening.
Tri-County scored seven runs in each of the first three innings with multiple players managing to score runs.
Despite the long odds, Rockwood still played hard and would manage to score three runs in the loss.
Tri-County 6U Dixie Youth Vs. Kingston
In a tough game, the Kingston All-Stars managed to knock off the Tri-County All-Stars 15-9 on Saturday afternoon.
Kingston outscored Tri-County 6-3 in the first inning and took a 9-3 lead in the second inning. Tri-County scored four runs in the third inning to pull within 9-7. Kingston scored three runs in the fourth and fifth inning while Tri-County scored a run each inning to take the 15-9 win.
Jaylen, Kason, Caden, Lane, Bronson, Brooks, Gage, Nolan, Rhett, and Cade all played well in the win for Kingston.
Tri-County was led by DeKlyn, Billy, Mason, Tyce, Zane, and Dash in the loss.