Signal Mtn DYB Team Advances in State

8 Yr Old Squad is 1-1

Friday, July 4, 2014 - by B.B. Branton
Signal Mountain DYB 8 year old team
Signal Mountain DYB 8 year old team

Jack Murdock and Blake Wolfard hit home runs to lead the Signal Mountain 8-year-old team to a 17-13 win against host Kingston Thursday on opening day of the Dixie Youth Baseball AA (7-8s) state tournament.

In the second game, Sweetwater defeated SM, 11-9.

July 4: 1 p.m. - Signal Mtn. faces the Crocett County-Kingston winner. If Signal Mountain wins that game, the team could play as many as three games Saturday. The finals are Sunday afternoon.

Defensive Highlights: In the Kingston game, rightfielder Wolfard threw out a runner at home as catcher Barrett Anderson made the tag.  In the Sweetwater game, SM had a pair of double plays ... Ty Harper to  Anderson to David Baker (pitcher to 1B to 3B) ... also Harper caught a line drive and threw to Baker to double up a runner a third.

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