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DeKalb All Stars Drop First Game In State Tournament

The DeKalb County Junior League All Star 13-14 Year Old Team participated in the State Tournament on Saturday, July 18th at Cumberland Gap High School near Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. In the tournament opening game, the DeKalb All Stars faced the District 7 All Stars
from Murfreesboro.

The DeKalb All Stars were defeated 6-5. DeKalb started out with a 4-0 lead. A series of pop flies followed with two errors and the game was tied in the top of the 4th Inning. At the bottom of the 4th Inning DeKalb had three up and three down, which resulted in no runs.

Murfreesboro gained the lead in the 5th Inning.

DeKalb rallied in the 7th Inning with singles from Stephen Howell, Evan Cripps, Evan Curtis, and Jordan Huling. A questionable call occurred as Steven Howell attempted to steal at third base, but was ruled out. The game concluded when Devin Summers had a ball hit just over first base and snagged by Murfreesboro.

DeKalb Little League All Stars Announced

DeKalb County's 2009 Little League All-Star teams and season award winners were announced during a special ceremony Saturday at the Little League Field.

Lance Ball received the Carter Braswell Most Valuable Player award for the Little League division, while Quenton Cook and Lee Randolph each won the award in Junior League and Minor League, respectively. Lane Ball won the Josh Reece Memorial Gold Glove award in Little League, while Brady Hughes won it in the Minor League division. Evan Curtis won the Josh Reece award in Junior League.

Braxton Howell received the Mike Williams Memorial Batting Champion award in Little League, as he hit .805 for the season. Casey Taylor won the Mike Williams award for the best average in Minor League, with a .587 average, while Dillon Roller, who hit .714 for the season, was the Junior League recipient.

Tigerettes Win District Tournament Championship

The DeKalb County Tigerette Fast Pitch Softball Team won the District 7AA Tournament Championship in Baxter Thursday night beating Cannon County 15 to 0 in three innings.

Olivia Norton was the winning pitcher.

Cannon County emerged from the loser's bracket to face the Tigerettes after beating Livingston Academy 4 to 1 and then knocking off Macon County 9 to 3 in ten innings Thursday.

The Tigerettes were the top seed in the tournament after winning the regular season district title and earlier in the week they beat Cannon County 6 to 0 and Macon County 7 to 1 to get to Thursday night's tournament championship game.

Prior to the game the All District Teams were recognized.

DeKalb County's Victoria Bennett was named the District's Most Valuable Player and Danny Bond is the District Coach of the Year.

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