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Scottsburg Finishes Third In Tourney

Kelonte Gutrich slugged three home runs in consecutive trips to the plate, and Layne Shiflet and Kory Lennon added each added a round-tripper, but it wasn’t enough as Scottsburg fell to Dinwiddie 16-10 Monday to drop out of the Dixie Youth Baseball Major League Tournament in Lunenburg. Scottsburg finished third in the state tourney with a 2-2 record and scored 48 runs on 55 hits with 12 home runs in four games.

Scottsburg hitters also belted six triples, nine doubles and 28 singles in state tournament play.

Dinwiddie 16 Scottsburg 10

Arthur Joe Watts singled, Kory Lennon hit an RBI double and Gutrich a two-run homer to give Scottsburg three runs in its first at-bat but they couldn’t hold onto that lead against Dinwiddie, which plated five runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning.

Jacob McKinney and Shane Hatcher singled and Zack Chappell stroked an RBI single in the second to pull Scottsburg to within one run, but Dinwiddie scored five runs on a double, two singles, three walks and a Scottsburg error to build a 10-4 lead after three innings.

Gutrich hit a solo homer in the top of the fourth, but Dinwiddie answered with three runs on a double, two singles and a Scottsburg error to make it 13-5.

Scottsburg scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to close to within 13-10, on a single by JoJo Cassada, two-run homer by Shiflet, single by Watts, two-run homer by Lennon, a solo homer by Gutrich and single by Jermaine Vaughters.

A triple and three other base hits helped Dinwiddie score its final three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Scottsburg got a base hit from Vaughters in the top of the sixth, but couldn’t mount a rally.

Scottsburg finished with 12 hits, including three homers from Gutrich, and a homer and single apiece from Shiflet and Lennon, while Watts added a double and two base hits, and Vaughters, McKinney, Hatcher and Chappell singles.

McKinney pitched the first two innings against Dinwiddie and finished with one strikeout and two walks, while Gutrich pitched the third inning and walked three batters.

Lennon struck out one batter in the fourth and Chad Wilborne issued one walk in the fourth and fifth innings.

Scottsburg 15 Lunenburg 7

Shiflet, Watts and Gutrich slugged home runs and Scottsburg banged out 18 hits in a 15-7 win over Lunenburg on Sunday.

Shiflet finished one hit short of the cycle with a solo home run, triple and double, and Watts and Gutrich each with a home run and two base hits.

Lennon and Cassada each had three base hits, Vaughters a triple and double, Chappell and Dakota Loftis a triple and single, Nick Martin two base hits and Hatcher a single for Scottsburg.

Scottsburg scored four runs in its first at-bat with singles from Hatcher and Watts, an RBI double from Gutrich, and a two-run double from Vaughters, while Martin reached on an error for another RBI.

Lunenburg scored a run in the bottom of the first on two hits, a walk and Scottsburg error, and the host team added two runs in the second on two hits and an error to pull to within 4-3.

Scottsburg scored five runs in the third and one in the fourth, while Lunenburg scored one run in the third and three runs in the fourth inning.

In the third, a triple by Shiflet, two-run homer by Watts, single by Lennon, two-run homer by Gutrich, triple by Vaughters and sacrifice fly by Martin for an RBI gave Scottsburg five runs, while Lunenburg scored on a leadoff walk and three passed balls/wild pitches.

Shiflet hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth for Scottsburg, while Lunenburg scored three runs on four walks and a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the inning, with Scottsburg holding a 10-7 lead after four innings.

Scottsburg added three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth inning to pull away, the fifth-inning runs coming on a triple by Chappell, RBI triple by Loftis, RBI single by Cassada, single by Watts, RBI hit by Lennon and walk to Gutrich.

Martin, Chappell, Loftis and Cassada (RBI) singled, and Shiflet hit an RBI double in the sixth for Scottsburg to end the scoring.

Watts, Gutrich and Chappell each pitched two innings against Lunenburg, with Watts striking out five batters and walking one, Gutrich striking out five and walking five, and Chappell striking out two and walking two Lunenburg batters.