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Decatur American 13-year-olds pitcher Chris Foster delivers a pitch in the Dixie Boys Baseball tournament at Cedar Ridge Middle School.
DIXIE BOYS BASEBALL
One win, one loss for Decatur
Americans advance in 14-year-olds bracket with victory by 10-run rule
By Paul Stackhouse
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One Decatur team won, but another fell Friday night at the Cedar Ridge baseball fields.
In a Dixie Boys Baseball sub-district tournament, the Decatur American 14-year-olds scored a 16-6 win over Greenhill to advance into the winners' bracket.
In the 13-year-old division, Decatur American fell 12-6 to Underwood.
In the 14-year-old bracket, Decatur American will play Rogersville at 3 p.m. Saturday. Also, the Decatur 13-year-olds will face Underwood again Saturday at 6 p.m.
There are only two teams in the 13-year-old bracket, and both will advance to district play July 6 in Lawrence County. Should Decatur American win the first game, a second contest will immediately follow.
In other 14-year-old games Friday, Colbert County defeated Brooks 14-4 while Underwood, beat Muscle Shoals 12-0.
Brooks and Muscle Shoals are slated to play Saturday at 5:30 p.m., while Colbert County and Underwood will square off at 8 p.m.
Decatur American 14-year-olds 16, Greenhill 6: The Americans won in five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Connor Graves collected the win on the mound for Decatur. He pitched three innings, allowing one hit while striking out seven and walking three.
Dylan Woods led the Decatur 14-year-olds with a home run and a single.
Devin Wynn had a triple and two singles, while Ethan Walker had a double and two singles. Justin Rippen and Thomas Russell finished with two singles, while Andrew Lilly, Spencer Beasley and Hayden Nauman had a single each.
Dillon Peden had a home run for Greenhill, while Blake Kerr and Mick Rogers had a single each.
Underwood 12, Decatur American 13-year-olds 6: Zach Johnson led Decatur at the plate with a double and a single.
Brian Byrd and Sam Roberts had two singles, while Michael Speegle and Todd Paysinger finishing with a single each.
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