Texas rallies for walk-off win
LEXINGTON, SC -- A heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Paris, Texas Monday afternoon ended the Dixie Youth “O” Zone World Series for Lebanon’s 12U American League All-Stars.
Tennessee “O” Zone champions, the Lebanon squad finished 1-2 in the 10-team World Series and wrapped up a stellar postseason run with a mark of 15-5-1 overall.
Texas overcame three errors to push across the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Texas champs managed eight hits off American pitchers Evan Britt and Braden Reece.
The pair combined to strike out seven.
Reece finished with two hits and drove in both Lebanon runs.
Tennessee 4, Georgia 2
The Lebanon Americans got solo home runs from Jeremiah Hastings and Reece in Sunday afternoon’s 4-2 win over Baldwin County, Georgia in a loser-out contest.
Down 2-1 after two innings, the Tennessee champs pushed across three in the top of the fifth on a homer by Reece, an RBI single by Brady Chappell and a sacrifice off the bat of Britt.
Hastings finished 3-for-3 while Reece and Chappell had Lebanon’s only other hits.
Gaven Reasonover (four K’s and three hits), Reece (seven K’s and one hit) and Chappell (one K and one hit) combined kept the Georgia bats in check most of the day.
Louisiana 6, Tennessee 4
The Tennessee state champion Lebanon Americans opened play in the “O” Zone World Series with a 6-4 loss to Pineville, Louisiana Saturday afternoon.
Reece blasted a three-run homer that plated Seth Beck and Carson Birdwell in the top of the fourth inning, trimming a 5-1 Louisiana lead to just 5-4.
Pineville took advantage of two Lebanon errors and scratched out six hits.