- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
The Scottsburg AAA all-stars didn’t get the hits they needed with men on base, and as a result they’re on the way home after two straight losses in Dixie Youth Baseball AAA State Tournament, the latest a 9-5 setback to Powhatan on Sunday. Scottsburg collected 10 hits in the game, compared to six for Powhatan, but Powhatan scored three runs off two hits and three Scottsburg errors to take a 3-0 lead after one inning.
Powhatan added a run on two hits in the second inning, but Scottsburg broke through for a run off hits from Colt LaRue and Jeffrey Cates in the top of the second to cut the deficit to 4-1.
Powhatan used two more Scottsburg errors to plate two runs in the bottom of the third inning, and Scottsburg went scoreless in the top of the fourth despite hits from Michael Hudson and Chris Crihfield.
Another scoring chance went by the wayside for Scottsburg in the top of the fifth despite hits from Zander Strohm and Shaun Perkins, and Powhatan added three runs on two hits in the bottom of the fifth to make it 9-1.
Scottsburg battled back with four runs in the top of the sixth, the runs coming off singles by Sam Clark, Cates and LaRue, and walks to Miles Coleman and Skyla Strohm.
LaRue hurled all five innings against Powhatan and took the loss despite allowing six hits and striking out five batters.
Despite two losses in state competition, the Scottsburg AAA all-stars are the first AAA all-star team from Scottsburg to compete in the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA State Tournament, and they finished seventh among 61 AAA all-star teams in Virginia for the season, according to Manager Jason Strohm.