Greenville Dixie Youth All-Stars State Tournament bound

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2006

After finishing second to Luverne in the Sub-District Tournament, the Greenville Dixie Youth All-Stars swept its way through the District Tournament to claim the championship by defeating Luverne in the final game Wednesday night, 1-0.

Skylar McKeown and Stephen Till combined to throw a no-hitter in the championship game while only allowing five batters to reach base.

Greenville didn't have a huge night at the plate either, only scattering three hits, but it got the only run it needed when it counted.

Hunter Armstrong got the fourth inning started by reaching base on an error and eventually scored on a couple of passed balls.

At the plate for Greenville, Cody Tesmer, Briar Kirby and McKeown each scattered a single while Armstrong scored the only run.

For Luverne, no batter had a hit or a walk, although Lewis reached base when he was hit by a pitch in the third inning.

McKeown earned the win with five strikeouts and Till picked up the save also with five strikeouts. Sexton picked up the loss for Luverne.

As District Champions, Greenville will now advance to the State Tournament in Montgomery. Opening ceremonies will take place July 28 with the opening games taking place July 29.

In Tuesday's game:

Greenville 12, Brantley 2

Andy Burns and Hunter Armstrong had three hits apiece Tuesday in the 12-2 win against Brantley to advance Greenville to the District championship game.

Armstrong finished the night with a pair of doubles while Burns finished a home run short of hitting for the cycle with his first-inning single, fourth-inning double and sixth-inning triple.

Stephen Till, Raymond Moody, Cody Tesmer, Skylar McKeown and Wesley Hendrix each had two hits apiece for Greenville. Till finished with a double, Moody finished with a double and a fifth-inning home run and McKeown finished with a double.

Dalton Burns, Brandon Matthews and Mitch Young each had one hit for Greenville, with Matthews and Young each scattering a double.

Armstrong, Till, Moody and Hendrix led Greenville by scoring two runs apiece while Matthews, Tesmer, McKeown and Young each scored one.

For Brantley, Matthew Holmes was the leading hitter with a pair of hits. Zach Wiley, Clint Kilcrace and Cameron Morgan each had a hit while Holmes and Adam Hill scored the only two runs for Brantley.

Armstrong earned up the win for Greenville while Wiley picked up the loss for Brantley.