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Defense key in run for Starkville 8 Stars

July 13, 2014

Starkville 8-year-old Brent DeWeese has been satisfied with the defensive play of his team throughout the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament in West Point.
That's why Starkville finds itself in the championship game against Columbus today.
"At 8-years-old, it's big to catch a routine fly ball and make plays on line drives and ground balls," DeWeese said. "If you can do that, it makes a difference.
"It doesn't mean every fly ball is going to be caught, but you need to make most of the routine plays and we made a couple of nice plays in the outfield (Saturday night) that were big turning points. The big thing is making the routine plays and not letting the errors make singles turn into triples. We talk about that all of the time. If you make an error, that's fine, but you can't let that one error turn into a guy scoring or multiple guys scoring. That's just a killer at this level. That's usually where big innings occur."

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