DeKalb 11's & 12's play for State berth Wednesday

July 9, 2008

Jalon Foster and Braxton Howell each hit home runs, as the DeKalb County 11 & 12 year old Little League All-Stars doubled up Smith County, 10-5, Tuesday night in Sparta, setting up a second and deciding game for the District Tournament championship Wednesday night (tonight). The game will get underway at 7:00 p.m.

DeKalb County jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, and had a 6-0 lead before Smith scored four unanswered runs to make it a 6-4 game. The locals pulled away with their hot hitting, and gave Smith County their first loss of the District Tournament. Cody Harell pitched five innings on the mound for the win, while Braxton Howell and Steven Page came in to close the game out on the hill.

Again, the 11's & 12's will play Smith County for the District Championship and a State Tournament berth Wednesday night (tonight) at 7:00 p.m. in Sparta.

Meanwhile, the DeKalb County 15-16 year old Senior League All-Stars edged Smith County, 4-3, Tuesday night in the District Tournament at Smithville. Smith County is scheduled to play Portland, Wednesday night, at 7:00 p.m. with the winner scheduled to meet DeKalb County for the District Championship on Thursday. DeKalb would have to lose twice in order to not win the District and earn a State Tournament berth.

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