Dixie Minors district bound

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 3, 2006

Sweeping all three games with a combined score of 44-5, the Greenville Dixie Minors All-Star team advanced to the district tournament in Geneva by downing Luverne Saturday in the sub-district championship game in Georgiana, 12-5.

The Greenville All-Stars got off to a hot start in the final game, scoring five runs in the first inning off of three four hits by Chip Taylor, Cade Tillery, John Dunn and Harper Vinson.

Greenville added three more runs in the second inning and two runs in both the third and fourth innings to secure the championship.

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Taylor was the leading hitter Saturday by going 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and three runs scored.

Tillery, Dunn and Vinson each had two hits apiece while Toby King, Ryan Burkett, Donte Lee, Payton Frazier and Roscoe Moorhead each scattered a single. Dunn's first-inning hit came as a three-run home run while King's fourth-inning hit came as a two-run home run.

Taylor led all scorers with three runs and King scored two for Greenville.

Tillery, Dunn, Burkett, Lee, Moorhead, Daniel Hall Autrey and Chase Whiddon also each scored a run for the winning team.

For Luverne, Odom and Smith had the only two hits while Odom, Sankey, Watkins, Smith and Sanders each scored a run.

Taylor earned the win for Greenville with 12 strikeouts while McGough earned the loss for Luverne.

Greenville will now play in the district tournament in Geneva starting July 14.

Greenville 10, Luverne 0

In the second-round game of the sub-district tournament, the Greenville All-Stars shut out Luverne off of an outstanding pitching performance by Cade Tillery, who threw a no-hitter while only facing 15 batters.

Greenville scored three runs in the first inning and then followed that up with two runs in the second and five runs in the third.

Leading the way offensively were John Dunn and Harper Vinson, each with two hits apiece. Toby King, Chase Whiddon and Tillery each added a single in the win.

King, Tillery and Dun all scored two runs apiece while Vinson, Ryan Burkett, Donte Lee, and Payton Frazier each scored one.

Three Luverne players did reach base during the game, June, McGough and Watkins, but they came off walks late in the game.

Tillery earned the win with his no-hitter and he struck out eight Luverne batters. Johnson earned the loss for Luverne.