Walk-off homer keeps Greenville in tourney

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2005

Dalton Burns hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to keep Greenville alive in the Dixie Youth district baseball tournament at Greenville's Day Park by beating Enterprise 13-12 last Friday afternoon.

Greenville remains one of four teams still alive in the tournament, which returned to action Tuesday night following the arrival of Hurricane Dennis on Sunday.

Greenville faced Luverne in the 6 p.m. elimination game, while Troy National and Troy American met in the winner's bracket final at 8 p.m. Results were not available by presstime Tuesday night.

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Enterprise rallied to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning by scoring four runs to put the game into extra innings.

Enterprise tacked on four runs in the eighth inning, but Greenville returned the favor to score four runs with one out to stay alive.

Then Burns delivered his only hit of the night with a solo home run to keep Greenville alive in the tournament.

It was the second home run in the game for Greenville. Jay Johnson hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning with one out.

Dustin Wallace led Enterprise with three hits and three runs scored, while Rhett Harrelson had two hits and a run scored.

Troy National 2, Troy American 0

A Troy National pitcher came one batter away from pitching a perfect game in the National's shutout victory over Troy American in the winner's bracket semifinal.

Troy American's Jalin Lawson was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning to reach base, while 8 of 19 American batters were sent back to the dugout down on strikes.

Layton Grant scored Troy National's first run of the game in the second inning on an error by the Troy American shortstop.

Troy National put the game away in the fifth inning when Grant doubled in Sam Carroll.

Luverne 10, Slocomb 7

Luverne scored five runs to open the game and another five runs in the third inning to eliminate Slocomb.

Nic Kilpatrick led Luverne with two hits and two runs scored to keep Luverne alive in the tournament. Kilpatrick hit a two-run home run in the first inning to kick off a 5-run frame.

Trailing Luverne 10-1 in the fourth inning, Slocomb tried to edge its way back in the game. Slocomb scored three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth inning, but it was not enough to catch up.

Zach Justice and Justin Harris led Slocomb with a hit and two runs scored.