July 5th, 2014
Heading into Saturday, Jeff Overstreet proclaimed it a new day for his 6-year-old coach pitch All-Stars.
The coach's statement was right because after dropping two games on day one of the Dizzy Dean State Tournament, the Starkville Americans started day two with a 16-8 victory over Eupora.
Mathiston continued its journey through the winner's bracket of the Coach Pitch Dizzy Dean South State Tournament with a 19-11 victory over Columbus on Saturday.
The 7-year-old All-Stars came out the gate with bats a blazing as Ethan Hillhouse, Stetson Perkins, Hardy Fason, Hunter Smith, Jordan Gaskin, Cooper Stidham and Barrett Gregg all rounded the bases to give Mathiston an early 7-0 lead.
Fourth of July fireworks came a bit early for the Starkville Nationals 7-year-old coach pitch team, which opened the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament with a 12-2 victory over Choctaw County.Â
Things just "didn't bounce" the right way for the Starkville American All-Star team.
After fighting right until the end the Americans dropped a 17-9 game to Newton County in game two of the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament.
Two of the youngest teams at the Dizzy Dean 7-year-old South State Tournament met at McKee Park Friday afternoon.
In a matchup of 6-year-old All-Star teams, Mathiston was able to generate enough offense to take a 11-3 win.
"It's a very good little team," Mathiston coach Darrell Fason said about his team. "It's a 6U team. My guys held tough and we're in it to win it."
The Dizzy Dean 7-year-old South State Tournament started off well for the Eupora All-Stars with a walk-off victory over Newton County, but the day didn't end well because of a loss to Louisville at McKee Park.
In the first game, Eupora out-slugged Newton County 22-21 with a six-run sixth inning.
Eupora won when Eli Clarke scored the winning run on a base hit by Jacob Surma.
BATESVILLE â€“ Wins kept coming for the Starkville 9-year-old All-Stars as they took their third game of the Dizzy Dean State Tournament 15-5 over Southaven.
Starkville jumped out to an early lead in with four runs in the first inning.
Southaven roared back with five runs in the third to claim a one-run advantage 5-4.
Craig Sword has proved he can play in the Southeastern Conference with his ability to get to the rim.
But this summer, the Mississippi State junior guard has been working on another facet of his game â€“ his shot.
Sword's game has been built around slashing and attacking the rim, but if he adds a good jump shot, he could go to the next level.
Mr. Charlie Thomas, 78 of Starkville, MS passed away June 30, 2014 in Verona, MS.
Service is Monday June 7, 2014 at 10:00 am at Josey Creek M.B. Church in Starkville, MS. Interment will be in Josey Creek Cemetery.
Visitation are Saturday July 5, 2014 from 1:30p.m
to 5:30 p.m at Century Hairston Funeral Home in Starkville, MS.
Mr. Will Evans, 60 of Starkville, MS passed away June 28, 2014 in Jackson, MS.
Service is Saturday, July 5, 2014, 2:00p.m. At Sand Creek Chapel Baptist Church in Starkville, MS. Interment will be in Fox Cemetery, Starkville, MS. Visitations are Friday July 4, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. At Century Hairston Funeral Home, Starkville, MS.