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Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Stars bow out

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By Dwane Wilder

Campbell County’s 11-12 year old Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars were eliminated from the sub-district tournament Monday evening at Asbury Park in Caryville.

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Despite leading by four runs late in the loser’s bracket game, Campbell County fell 7-6 to Spring City following a fifth-inning collapse.

Zach Sulfridge, Zach Rutherford and Austin Ford went 3-for-4 each at the plate to lead a Campbell County team that racked up 19 total hits. 

Smalls Johnson and Brett Longmire went 2-for-4 each. Josh McKillip, Jacob Ridenour, Dillon Vickery, Clay Lindsay, J.J. Mickell and Cody Wilburn each got a hit.

Kingston’s 11-12 All-Stars dropped Campbell County into the loser’s bracket with a 17-3 victory Saturday at Asbury.

Brandon Plemons had a huge game for Kingston. He was credited with the victory after going the distance on the mound and also hit a 2-run homer and collected 3 RBI.

Kingston took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on RBI from Matthew Coffey and Colt Clements, who stole home plate for the third run.

Rutherford got Campbell County on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.

With five more runs in the top of the second, Kingston took an 8-1 lead. 

Chase Laws and Landon Malenovsky each had an RBI. Benji Headrick smacked a 2-run double and later stole home.

Plemons allowed only three base runners in the second and third innings. He struck out three of four batters in the second inning.

Trevor Sexton rounded the bases for an inside-the-park home run with one runner on in the top of the third. That made it 10-1.

Plemons cranked out a 3-run shot in the fourth inning. Kingston scored two runs after a throwing error by Campbell County.

Laws also drove in a run, and Plemons drew a bases-loaded walk that gave Kingston a comfortable 17-1 cushion.

McKillip drove in Campbell County’s second run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. 

Longmire concluded the scoring when he drew a bases-loaded walk to make the final score, 17-3.