Sunday, July 6, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
Led by strong pitching from Zeke Kincer, James Owen and Braden Woffard, the Signal Mountain American won the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 AAA (9-10s) title Saturday on Signal.
The victors (3-0) defeated Red Bank and Signal Mountain National, twice.
SM American 5, Red Bank 2: Zeke
Kincer pitched four shutout innings and Keegan Speek broke the game open in the third inning with a bases-loaded triple to cap a four-run inning.
SM American 8, SM National 0: James Owen pitched
four perfect innings for the Americans, while Braden Woffard completed the combined no-hitter going the final two innings.
SM American 4, SM National 2: William Baker pitched three innings for the winners and hit a two-run double in the first
inning in the championship game.
District 6 AAA Tournament Records: Signal Mountain American (3-0), Signal Mountain National (2-2), Red Bank (1-2), Lookout Mountain (0-2)
AAA State Tournament Bound: Both Signal Mountain teams advance to the state tournament in Springfield, July 18-23.
AA State Tournament: Signal Mountain (8-yr-olds) were 2-2, eliminated by Parkwood Saturday afternoon in Kingston.
A State Tournament: The Signal Mountain 5-6-yr-old team was 1-2 with a n 11-3 win against Selmer in the tournament in Rockwood.