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.


contact B.B Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


PHOTOS: Around The Game, Mississippi State at Lady Vols

The action surrounding the game makes for a great experience at Lady Vols basketball games. Here are photos of cheerleaders, Smokey, fans and more - even a penguin delivering pizza! (click for more)

Chattnooga Heat Offers Youth Baseball Clinic In March

The Chattanooga Heat, a local adult team who plays in the United States Veterans Baseball League, will be hosting a youth baseball camp March 24 and 25. All players between the ages of 7–15 will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills. This camp will provide training and instruction in all aspects of the game of baseball. There will be players who have performed ... (click for more)

Prosecutor Says Brewer Was Driving 80 And Was High On Meth At Time Of Horrific Wreck At Ooltewah Exit; Defense Says There Is No Evidence Of Intoxication

A prosecutor on Monday told a Criminal Court jury from Nashville that Benjamin Scott Brewer Brewer was driving 80 mph, was high on meth and never hit his brakes when he caused an horrific wreck on June 25, 2015, at the Ooltewah exit of I-75. Crystle Carrior asked the jury to find Brewer guilty of six counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication, four counts of reckless aggravated ... (click for more)

Haslam Announces "Agressive, Comprehensive Plan" To End Tennessee's Opioid Epidemic

Joined by leadership from the House and Senate and Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday announced an aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic in Tennessee by focusing on three major components: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. TN Together is a multi-faceted initiative that addresses the issue of opioid addiction through ... (click for more)

General Bell: This Government Shutdown Is Outrageous - And Response (2)

The day before yesterday two Army Apache Attack Helicopter pilots were killed in a crash during training at Fort Irwin, Ca.  The pilots and their unit were preparing for a future deployment to combat operations.    As a result of the government shutdown, none of the spouses or families of these pilots will receive a dime from the United States Government in immediate ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Rebranding & ‘Culture’

My grandfather, who ran several very successful businesses, was a very astute fellow. I can’t tell you how many times he said, “The worst thing any salesman who calls on a business can say is, ‘I am here to save you some money.’ That’s not true -- In every instance they are in front of you hoping to make some money for themselves, else they would have never come by.” Another ... (click for more)