Excerpt taken from Dixie Youth Website:
Lightening never strikes the same place twice, but when it comes to this incredibly talented Tennessee team, it seems to happen often. Tonight, lightening struck for Alex Junior as he accomplished what most pitchers never achieve in their life. Alex followed in Austin Franklin’s footsteps from the State Tournament and overwhelmed the Mississippi hitters throwing a four inning PERFECT GAME no hitter. This one was never, EVER in doubt as the white and orange nation swarmed their opponent from every direction. Mississippi was completely ambushed in this one.
The game started at 6:00pm and was promptly over at 6:47pm. That’s 47 minutes ladies and gents! That has to be a record for a Dixie Youth World Series game. Even Serena Williams can’t end a game any faster.
Alex Junior, who opened the action with a leadoff bunt and advanced to second after a wild throw to first base. Jacob Jarreau moved Junior over to third and Parker Campbell did what Parker Campbell does…he had soup for dinner feasting on a Mississippi fast ball depositing it promptly over the left center field fence for a 2-0 lead. That’s three consecutive games Parker has gone yard. When will these guys learn?
The carnage was not over. The first inning was just getting started as Braden Sloan crushed a line drive past the short stop for a base hit and “Mr. Dependable” Daniel Lankster, the smallest guy on the team, sent a fast ball of his own over the left field fence for an insurmountable 4-0 lead. After the first inning barrage, there wasn’t much to report during Mississippi’s time at bat as Junior mowed down the huge boys like he was cutting grass.
Meanwhile, back at the O.K. Corral, the guys reloaded their guns and sent Mississippi running for cover as they scored two more runs in the second with the highlight of the inning coming from the newest member of the squad, Nathaniel Brown, who belted a two-run homerun to left field. The 5’10” right handed batter is starting to find his groove in “AP’s” absence after missing the first two tournaments.
The third inning was much the same as Campbell roped a single to left, Franklin was hit by a pitch, and both scored on a line drive single from Daniel Lankster. Alex Junior continued to do his part on the mound, keeping the Mississippi bats at bay with nine “K’s” for the game while Zander Jett promptly put them out of their misery with a leadoff homerun in the bottom of the fourth for the final nail in the coffin. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! REVENGE EXACTED!!!!
Tomorrow’s game will pit Tennessee vs. Alabama for a re-match from the first game of the tournament at 6:00pm.