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Starkville 12's begin the day with 10-0 shutout

July 13, 2014

Elijah Parrish prepares to bat for Starkville against Magnolia Youth Sunday. Parrish hit a solo home run in the game. (Photo by Danny P. Smith, SDN)

The Starkville 12-year olds came out clicking on all cylinders Sunday afternoon.
Starkville looked good in every facet of the game in a 10-0 shutout of Mathiston in four innings to stay alive in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
"When you have all cylinders clicking, I think it's fair to say you are going to do very well," Starkville coach Leonardo Thompson said.
The biggest performance came from pitcher Thomas Gable. Starkville didn't have many pitchers left and needed to get a good outing from Gable, who had not pitched yet in the tournament. He gave them four strong innings, allowing just one hit.
"This far in the tournament you kind of struggle with your pitching because you kind of run out of pitching at this point," Thompson said. "Having him to go the distance was awesome because we didn't have to use any of our other pitchers."

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