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Columbia eliminates Lynchburg Little Leaguers; Tullahoma wins district title

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

Lynchburg’s 2016 9- 10- 11-year-old all-star team includes  (front row, from left) John Jiminez, Zach Wright, Landon Logan, Levi Baker, Jonathan Aldridge, (back row, from left) Trevor Smith, Luke Gold, Michael McNatt, Dawson Sweeney, Logan Hegwood, Peyton Hill and Will Baker. (Photo Provided)

Lynchburg’s 2016 9- 10- 11-year-old all-star team includes (front row, from left) John Jiminez, Zach Wright, Landon Logan, Levi Baker, Jonathan Aldridge, (back row, from left) Trevor Smith, Luke Gold, Michael McNatt, Dawson Sweeney, Logan Hegwood, Peyton Hill and Will Baker. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After a setback against Estill Springs in the second round of the 9- 11-year-old-division of the District 8 Little League Tournament, the Lynchburg Little League all-star team battled back to play two more games in the consolation bracket.

At the Metro Moore County/Lynchburg Park, the host Lynchburg squad stayed alive in the tournament thanks to a 14-12 victory over Winchester in an elimination game on Tuesday, June 28. Meanwhile, Columbia topped Spring Hill 10-8 on June 28 to set up a contest against Lynchburg. The losses eliminated both Spring Hill and Winchester.

Coming back 24 hours later, Lynchburg found it tough going against a good Columbia team and dropped a 13-1 decision, with the home team’s lone run coming on a solo homer by Dawson Sweeney. There was little offense after that, however, as Columbia shut down Lynchburg and took the win.

In the winner’s bracket on Wednesday, Tullahoma rolled to an 18-0 win over Estill Springs, dropping the Estill Springs all-stars to the consolation bracket.

Columbia continued its high scoring on Thursday with a 15-1 win over Estill Springs in the consolation bracket finals and moved on to face Tullahoma in Friday’s championship game.

Facing a stacked Tullahoma team — Tullahoma averaged 17 runs per game and won by an average of 14.3 runs during its four games — Columbia fell 14-4 in the championship game, mirroring a 15-4 loss to Tullahoma earlier in the tournament.

Tullahoma will move on to the state tournament to represent District 8.

Lynchburg finished 2-2 in the all-star tournament.

Lynchburg’s Jonathan Aldridge (left) scores a run for the all-star team during the tournament held at the Metro Lynchburg/Moore County Park last week. (Photo Provided)

Lynchburg’s Jonathan Aldridge (left) scores a run for the all-star team during the tournament held at the Metro Lynchburg/Moore County Park last week. (Photo Provided)

2016 District 8 Little League Tournament

9-11 Division

Friday’s Results

Championship Game

Tullahoma 14, Columbia 4

June 30 Results

Columbia 15, Estill Springs 1

June 29 Results

Tullahoma 18, Estill Springs 0

Columbia 13, Lynchburg 1

June 28 Results

Columbia 10, Spring Hill 8

Lynchburg 14, Winchester 12

 

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