Neelyville captures Dora title
DORA -- The Neelyville Tigers allowed just four runs over the course of three games over the weekend as they won the Dora Wood Bat Tournament title.
The Tigers (16-1) defeated Bakersfield 9-1 Friday and followed that with a win over Seymour (Ark.).
On Saturday, Neelyville took a 5-1 win over Hartville in the championship.
Cody Birdsong pitched a complete-game five-hitter with eight strikeouts and was 3-for-4 at the plate.
With the score 3-1 and two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Birdsong drove in two runs with a base hit up the middle to score Dylan Crossen and Braden Dennis.
Cody Boyers had two RBIs earlier in the game and was 2-for-4.
Against Bakersfield Friday, Cole Washburn was the winning pitcher. He fanned six and allowed just two hits in five innings worked.
Birdsong was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Dennis was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Justin Norman and Boyers were each 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
Against Seymour, Boyers pitched six strong innings for the win. He struck out seven, didn't allow a walk and held it to three hits.
Boyers and Jesse McDaniel each had two RBIs apiece. Dennis was 2-for-2 with a double.
Malden 7, Senath 4 The Green Wave trailed 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings but came alive Sunday at AutoZone Park in Memphis.
Jeremy Jones faked a bunt and poked a 2-run single past the charging Lions first baseman in the bottom of the third to tie the game. E.J. Stanley then gave Malden the edge with an RBI sacrifice fly.
In the fifth, Stanley hit a bases loaded single, Chapen Riley got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Toby Miller hit an RBI sacrifice fly. Tanner Murphy then added an RBI single in the sixth.
Coleman finished 3-for-4, Jones was 2-for-4 while Stanley had two RBIs to lead Malden (17-2).
Darren Green picked up the win. He went 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts, seven hits and four earned runs.
Murphy got the Green Wave out of a jam in the top of the sixth and struck out four for the save.