Signal Mountain American Wins DYB District Crown

SM 7-8s Heading to State

Monday, July 1, 2013 - by B.B. Branton
Signal Mountain Winners: Players and coaches from the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 AA champion Signal Mountain American celebrate Monday at Senter Field after an 11-2 win against host Lookout Mountain. Both teams advance to the DYB state tournament.
Signal Mountain Winners: Players and coaches from the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 AA champion Signal Mountain American celebrate Monday at Senter Field after an 11-2 win against host Lookout Mountain. Both teams advance to the DYB state tournament.
- photo by Lucy Franklin

The Signal Mountain American defeated host Lookout Mountain, 11-2 Monday to win the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 AA (7-8 yr olds) title for the second straight year.

The winners went 3-0 in the tournament with wins against Signal Mountain National (17-2)and Lookout Mountain, twice (17-9 and 11-2).

Leading hitters were Corvin Johnson (.667), Carter Franklin (.579) Trey Speek (.517) and Clay Cooper (.500).

Defensive standouts were Andrew Matukewicz (second base), Sam Eldridge (pitcher), and Jackson Phillips (left field).

Signal Mountain American and Lookout Mountain advance to the DYB AA state tournament in Jackson which begins July 11.

Lookout Mountain was 2-2 with wins against Red Bank (0-2) and Signal Mountain National (1-2). Evan Blackiston, Conner Paschall and Simon Horne each went 7-for-11 in the district for Lookout Mtn. and shortstop Will Pettway had a triple that opened things up in the clinching win against SM Nationals for second place.

Ander Youngblood and Acree Brock were top defensively for the district runners-up, while Frierson Brown made several nice plays at pitcher and Miller Robinson had a solid catch in left-center.  Head

Signal Mountain Roster: Trey Speek, Carter Franklin, Corvin Johnson, Colin Hendrickson, Clay Cooper, Nicholas Dibeill, Jackson Phillips, Andrew Matukewicz, Forrest Sevadas, Sam Eldridge, Owen Walker, Blake Lyness

Coaches: Head Coach - Bill Speek, assistants - Jeff Matukewicz, Randy Cooper, Drew Eldridge

Sportsmanship Award: Red Bank

Kudos To ... Lookout Mountain staff Rick Dockery and Scott Shell and p.a. announcer Doug Campbell.

Lookout Mountain has a long history of playing in the state tournament beginning with its first all-star team competing in the 1959 state tourney. The 1960 squad was state runner-up and the 1962 team was third.

State champions have been AAA (9-10s) in 2007 and O-Zone (11-12s) in 2009.  Those two LM teams along with the 1961 team (9-12 serving as hosts) competed in the World Series.


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