The members of the Dixie Minor American All-Stars finished the recreation baseball on a high note Thursday night, sweeping a doubleheader against the Dixie Minor National All-Stars.
“I’m proud of the way they played,” said Michael Redmon, American head coach. “We had some kids that played a lot of different positions, and they seemed to be having fun.”
The Americans fell behind early on in the first game when the Nationals’ Stewart Wilson scored in the bottom of the first.
The Americans responded however, taking a 4-1 lead in the top of the second on runs scored by Brady Fuller, Harrison Johnson, Tyler Tyson and Seth Arrington.
The Americans would not trail again in the first game, going on to win by a score of 10-8.
Arrington and Christian Clark led the way in game one with two runs scored each.
Fuller, Johnson, Tyson, Cameron Bush, Lil’Cedric Rumph and Cason Murphree.
The Nationals were led by Clay LaBrant and Jared Wilson with two runs each, while Hunter Steed, Taten Phillips, William Green and Stewart Wilson all had one run each.
In game two, the Nationals led 6-2 in the middle of the third before the Americans exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the third to take a 9-6 lead on runs scored by Mitchell Rushing, Murphree, Clark, Fuller, Johnson, Tyson and Williams.
That lead would hold up, as the Nationals did not score again, and the Americans went on to win game two 10-6.
Fuller and Johnson each scored two runs in game two, while Rushing, Murphree, Clark, Tyson, Williams and Rumph all scored one run each.
The Nationals were led by LaBrant and Jared Wilson, who scored two runs each. Jahzarian Lampley and Stewart Wilson added a run each.
After the game, Redmon said having a group of coaches familiar with all of the players was beneficial to the team.
“Most of our other coaches helped me out this year, and they knew the kids,” Redmon said. It was a big help to have Ryan Freeman, Scott Reeder, Wally Lowery, Frank Scarbrough and Jonathan Earles out here with me.”