Nationals one win away from sub-district championship

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:41 PM

WHITE HOUSE – Tyson Kelley went 2-for-3 lead the Lebanon Nationals All-Stars to a 6-3 victory in seven innings over White House on Sunday in 12-under Dixie Youth sub-district play.

Kelley singled in the third and fifth innings.

Ryan Toporowski held White House hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.

The lead stayed with Lebanon after the second, when it scored one run.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the third, White House faced a 4-1 deficit, but an RBI single sparked White House's rally. Lebanon stopped the rally after J.D. Usery forced a ground out.

Two runs in the bottom of the fifth helped White House close its deficit to 4-3. Finally, Bryce Miller ended the threat.

The Nationals increased their lead with two runs in the sixth when Chase Birdwell doubled to score Braxton Swann.

The Nationals next faced Pleasant View on Monday night for the sub-district championship. Results of the game will be featured in Wednesday’s edition of The Democrat and at lebanondemocrat.com.

Lebanon Nationals 20, White House 2

The Lebanon Nationals jumped out to an early lead on White House and captured a 20-2 victory on Saturday against the host team.

With 20 runs in the first three innings, the Nationals were in a comfortable lead.

Lebanon had a fielder's choice, an RBI double by Birdwell, a two-run single by Jayden Jobe, and an error in the first inning. An error, an RBI single by Miller, a two-run single by Birdwell, and a two-run single by Cade Tusch during the second fueled the Nationals’ offense early.

Miller went 2-for-2 at the plate for Lebanon.

Toporowski allowed two runs over two innings. He struck out one, walked none and gave up three hits.

Seven hitters for Lebanon combined for 11 hits, 14 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

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