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Newton County eliminates second team from Dixie Boys World Series

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COVINGTON -- The hits just kept coming for the Newton County All-Stars in elimination game of the Dixie Boys World Series against Virginia on Tuesday, getting 14 hits in their six-inning 15-0 win at City Pond Park. Tuesday night, Newton followed with a 9-3 win over South Carolina.

Even though everybody contributed with a hit, five players paced the team with two hits each. Getting two hits for Newton County were Blake Shope, Austin Taylor, Conner Hewell, Gray Ritchie and Marquell Stevens. Both of Ritchie's hits were for doubles with DJ Powell getting a double and Nick Womack going yard, clearing the fence in the deepest part of center field.

While Newton County was spraying the ball into the field, its defense was solid, allowing only two hits for Virginia.

After building a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning, Virginia threatened to get back into the game as they loaded the bases with one out. That was when Shope took over on the mound striking out the next two batters. The shutout inning seemed to deflate Virginia while giving the All-Stars an added boost of confidence scoring three more times in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead.

After extending the lead to 9-0 in the fifth inning, Newton County crossed the plate six times in the sixth inning securing a run-rule victory.

Due to early deadlines, full coverage of the second game for the Newton County All-Stars on Tuesday night is not included in today's edition. Readers can find game coverage on our website at www.newtoncitizen.com and rockdalecitizen.com. Coverage of that game and today's 10 a.m. semifinal will be published in print in our Thursday edition.

In the Monday night game against Mississippi, a fourth-inning home run by Stevens gave Newton County the spark needed to turn a 5-1 deficit into a 7-5 win.

The All-Stars got on the board first when a sacrifice grounder by Womack plated Shope in the home half of the first inning.

While the Newton County bats were kept quiet -- it only had three hits in the first three innings of play -- Mississippi on the other hand did not have trouble hitting the ball as they had eight hits through the first three innings. Six of their hits came in the third when they scored four runs to take a 4-1 lead. They added another run in the top of the fourth taking a four-run lead over Newton.

While it looked like the team may have been down they definitely were not out of it. Following Stevens' home run, the All-Stars added more two runs off a double to make it 5-4 before scoring the tying run in the home half of the fourth.

After keeping Mississippi from getting a base runner in the fifth, Ritchie brought Jake Jones home before scoring on Womack's fourth RBI of the game in the fifth inning.

Of Newton County's 10 hits, four were for extra bases. Stevens had the only home run for Newton County with Womack hitting two doubles and Shope getting one double. Hewell and Womack paced Newton County with two hits each.

Womack, who got the win relieving Austin Taylor on the mound in the third inning, had four strikeouts while giving up three hits in 4 innings of work.

Comments

will 2 years ago

I hope the first game was not in the morning because these children should put school first. Parents that let their children miss school to play a game are placing their priorities in the wrong place. Maybe they should not live their life through their children. Parents should demand that their children put school first and not some Little League baseball game.

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LOVINGLIFE 2 years ago

Climb back under your rock.

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will 2 years ago

Not under a rock but open your eyes and look around these Little League games should never take place during school hours. Our school system is a joke and part of the problem is with the parents who place recreation ahead of scholastics. By the way do you scream at your child for looking at a third strike or missing an easy flyball. Have you put a Little League game ahead of your family vacation? I hope these children win the game on Thursday but it should never take place during school hours, period.

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Conservative 2 years ago

Will, GET A FREAKING LIFE!

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will 2 years ago

Ive got a great life so stop living yours through your children. If you put Little League sports ahead of education you are ignorant. I bet your the type of parent who thinks little Bobby should play shortstop or pitch or play somewhere in the infield but heaven forbid little Bobby play in the outfield. I almost forgot he must hit leadoff or clean up, what a disgrace if he hits in the 8 or 9 hole. I watched parents raise heck if their child was not an all-star every year it was a sad sight. How many of these kids move on to play in college. Get an education because the stats are not in your favor. But your child is different!!!

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LOVINGLIFE 2 years ago

I actually have gotten all over my child for looking at a third strike , because of an opportunity that was not taken ! Throughout life there will be 3rd strikes , that if not taken advantage of, will leave you sitting by the wayside wondering why you didnt take the chance. I agree education is number one , but these days, unfortunatly our educational system does not prepare our children for the real world , just as you have proven with your comments.........so crawl back under your left wing rock....

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will 2 years ago

I can see you at the field overbearing dad who tries to act like he was a super athlete back in the day, im impressed. I also bet you think you child is going to be a pro one day, good luck with that one. You also say our educational system does not prepare children for the real world, in public school it does not but in private school it does as a rule. All of my kids graduated with honors from The Lovett School. I had one son who went on to play Div. 1 football in the SEC and was a starter and his little league sports were always second in my family his education was first. My two girls were soccer players and they both played in college at Berry up in Rome, Ga. and guess what education was always first for them also. My wife and I never missed a game until they went to college and we never let them miss school for anything related to sports, all three are now in the real world and doing great. I will finish with this my friend, the left wing comment was funny I am a proud Republican and I have never leaned to the left and never will. I am a self made man and I pay my own way as do my kids.

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Conservative 2 years ago

Soccer players..................go figure.

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will 2 years ago

Thats right soccer players, you have to be alot tougher to play soccer than baseball. Let me guess your child will never play soccer because its a sissy sport, LOL. I will tell you this there are plenty of overbearing parents in soccer also. By the way the US Womens Soccer Team won the gold in London how did the baseball team do or do they play that in the Olympics.

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LOVINGLIFE 2 years ago

Never said my child would go pro , as SHE probably wont .I just said that if she looks at a 3rd strike , she will be corrected. Congrtats on The Lovett School . Thats prestigious. Congrats on being a self made man..isnt that what your suppose to be ? Congrats on you and your kids paying your on way. Isnt that also what your suppose to do ? Ive got you figured out now. You are one of these busy bodies , that stays in everyone else's affairs , worrying way too much about what someone else is doing , and theN walking around announcing all of your accomplishments to help fuel your self esteem problem that you have developed because no one wants to be around you......Again congrats!! LOL

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will 2 years ago

Nice try but you have not figured me out at all. No self esteem problem here and I have plenty of friends they are just not tobacco chewing rednecks so they most likely do not hang around you, LOL. Now remember when she looks at that third strike scream at her tell her what a failure she is and go home a sulk for hours. Thanks for the congrats that means the world to me when it comes from you.

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Conservative 2 years ago

Poor little thing.................he's just bitter. Plenty of friends...........I'm sure.

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will 2 years ago

Got plenty of friends and no im not bitter at all just realistic. Most of my friends were made at the ball fields and through business and most of my friend are good parents. We would laugh at the parents at the ball fields that would go nuts if their child made a mistake, they looked like unfit parents. It was always the parent who thought they were an athlete back in High School who never made it past 12th grade. Their whole life revolved around politicing to get their kid on the All Star team then they could brag to all their coworkers at the plant that their kid was a star athlete just like they were , im starting to get impressed. These overbearing parents should be banned from their kids games because their kids do not want them there to look like a fool and embarrass their child and their family. I bet you also coach from the sidelines because you know way more than the coach, a coaches nightmare.

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Conservative 2 years ago

Put a pinch between your cheek and gum!

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will 2 years ago

Yea buddy if I dip people will think im a real baseball man it will make me look like the pros do. Tobacco is for losers period it makes you look stupid and a woman that smokes is skanky at best.

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