Signal Mtn Nat'l Wins DYB 9-10s

SM Sends Two Teams to State

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Rod Hutcherson hit two home runs and Preston Etter tossed a no-hitter as the Signal Mountain Nationals won the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 title for 9-10s earlier this week.

The Nationals defeated Signal Mountain Americans, 14-0, and Red Bank, 17-1.

In the opener, Hutcherson hit a home run and four RBIs, Carson Johnson was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Etter struck out five in his no-hit win.

Against Red Bank, the victors scored 13 runs in the top of the fifth inning, 11 of them after two were out.

Remy Newton was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Hunter Davis was 3-for-4 and struck out six in five innings of work on the mound. Samuel Witherspoon was 2-for-3 and scored three runs, while Hutcherson had a 2-run round tripper.

Top Two State Bound: Signal Mountain American (9 yr. olds) beat Red Bank, to place second and will play in the state tournament in Sweetwater next week along with Signal Mountain National.

50th Anniversary: 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Dixie Youth Baseball on Signal Mountain as the program's first season was 1963 ...Most famous alum is Senator Bob Corker.

District Sweep: Signal Mountain has claimed all four DYB age division District 6 titles - 5-6s, 7-8s, 9-10s, 11-12s - in the past two weeks and have five teams (including district runners-up) advancing to respective state tourneys. 

Oldest District 6 Program: Lookout Mountain is the oldest existing DYB league in Hamilton County with the first league formed in 1959 ... The LM All-Stars competed in the (then called Little Boys Baseball) state tournament in Dyersburg that summer... Lk Mtn.and Sig. Mtn. will send 11-12s teams to the state tournament in Dyersburg next week ... Red Bank also formed its first DYB leagues in 1963.

 

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