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Scottsburg wins the day in O-Zone play
SoVaNow.com / July 08, 2013Scottsburg edged South Boston American, 4-3, in more tension-filled action at the district O-Zone baseball tournament at the Day Complex Saturday night.
South Boston American got a two-run homer from Christian Worley in the fourth and added a solo homer from Josh Dawson in the fifth.
It was not enough.
Scottsburg scored three runs in its half of the fourth. Shaun Perkins lined an RBI single and Blake Duffer and K’Von Scott had RBI groundouts.
Then, in the fifth, Scottsburg settled the issue.
C.J. Miller walked and stole second and third. Miller scored the winning run on a RBI groundout from Perkins.
Scottsburg finished with five hits, while South Boston American had four.
The action continued last night. South Boston National was scheduled to meet Scottsburg. All three teams are still alive in this tournament. The district winner advances to state play in South Hill July 19.
In Friday action, South Boston American beat South Boston National, 8-5, in extra innings.
The American all-stars did not get rolling until late in the game.
Dexter Dixon launched a solo homer in the fifth. Then, in the sixth, the Americans scored three runs in the sixth. Corey Moore, Christian Worley and Alex Lowery scored. Lowery scampered home on a wild pitch.
Brandon Morris had a key RBI single for the Americans.
The Americans added four runs in the seventh for the padding they needed.
Dixon had a key blow, cracking a two-run double. Corey Moore had an RBI single and Jamar Traynham had an RBI when he was hit by a pitch.
The Americans finished with nine hits, including six in the final two innings.
Dixon had two hits and three RBI.
Josh Dawson had two hits and scored a run.
Moore had two hits, scored twice and added an RBI.
SB National seized the early advantage, scoring twice in the first and adding two in the second. The Nationals added a run in the seventh inning.
Dillon Davis led off with a homer in the first for the Nationals and Austin Carlson added an RBI single.
Brandon Davis walked and scored on a wild pitch in the second inning, and Nick Carey added an RBI single.
Then, in the seventh, Devon Moran walked and scored on an Ali Ferrell groundout. But South Boston American had scored four in the pivotal seventh and the Nationals fell short.
South Boston National finished with four hits, with none coming after the second inning.
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