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Scottsburg wins district Machine Pitch title

Scottsburg won the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Machine Pitch Baseball Tournament title Monday night, but not before surviving a tough contest with South Hill. The tournament host trailed 5-2 at the end of the first inning and was behind by a run at 10-9 after two innings. But, Scottsburg regained the lead with three runs in the top of the third inning and added a run in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

South Hill added a run in the top of the fifth inning to make it a two-run game at 13-11, only to see Scottsburg explode for six runs in the bottom of the frame to pad its lead at 19-11.

South Hill made a big effort to get back into the game in the final inning, but the three runs it scored weren’t enough as Scottsburg held on to win the game and the district title.

Scottsburg had 22 hits in the game with Timothy Walker, Benjamin Irby and Kyle Barker leading the way with three hits each. Leo Noblin, Darian Greene, Erick Quarles and Chris Scott all had two hits for Scottsburg.

South Hill had 18 hits with Equanjamere Tisdale and Holton Clary leading the team with three hits each.

Scottsburg had a good tournament run, emerging as the only undefeated team. After having won its opening game on Friday and having won two games on Saturday, Scottsburg downed Brunswick 16-5 Sunday night to eliminate Brunswick from the tournament.

Jaxon Lloyd led the Scottsburg effort with four hits. Noblin, Walker, Greene and Jordan Rice each had three hits in the winning effort.

Earlier in the day, Brunswick defeated South Boston 20-4 to eliminate South Boston from the tournament.

South Boston had only 10 hits in the game with Josh Roberts, Zylick Perkins, Jacob Crews and Jonathan Hammock each getting two hits.

Also on Sunday, South Hill defeated Halifax 14-9 to eliminate Halifax from the tournament.

Halifax had a dozen hits with Jalen Hall, Trey Mahan, Briley Moore and Chanze McDowell each getting two hits apiece.

Cameron Wall and Montrel Alexander led South Hill with three hits each.