Signal Mountain American Wins DYB District 6

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - by B.B. Branton
Signal Mtn 10 yr old American team won the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 title
Signal Mtn 10 yr old American team won the Dixie Youth Baseball District 6 title
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.

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