Signal Mtn DYB is State Runner-up

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Known as the Comeback Kids, the Signal Mountain American (10-year-olds) placed second in the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (9-10s) State Tournament Wednesday, losing in the finals to host and champion Springfield, 12-11.

In the Springfield game, Signal Mountain scored three runs in the top of sixth to tie it, 11-11, but the hosts scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to earn a trip to the DYB World Series.

Five Straight Wins: Signal Mountain opened the tournament this past Saturday with an 8-7 loss to Springfield and then won five straight in three days to earn a re-match with undefeated Springfield.

Game Scores

Springfield 8, Signal Mtn. 7 ... one run loss to open the tourney before winning five straight

Signal Mtn 13, Fayette Co. 6 .. first of three wins on Sunday ... second baseman Logan Farr made diving catch

Signal Mtn. 7, Sweetwater 0 ... William Baker had three hits ... one of only three shutouts in the double elimination tourney

Signal Mtn. 8, Dickson Co. 3 ... Keegan Speek and Zeke Kincer each turned unassisted double plays

Signal Mtn. 6, Lewis Co. 5 ... SM scored twice in the 6th to tie the game, 5-5 ... Cooper Mastin scored winning run in bottom of 8th ... Zeke Kincer pitched the final four innings and was credited with the win

Signal Mtn. 8, Tellico Plains 4 ... SM rallied again as Braeden Wolfard hit a grand slam and William Baker had a 2-run double

Springfield 12, Signal Mtn. 11 ... SM (5-2) scored three runs in the sixth to tie the game, 11-11 before Springfield (6-0) scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th for the state title.

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