The Lebanon 12-under all-stars won the Dixie Youth Ozone state championship earlier this week in Loudon, completing a 6-0 tournament with a 10-0 shutout of Savannah in the championship game. The team rolled through the field with a 10-0 hammering of Harriman, a 14-4 defeat of Decatur County, a 24-0 spanking of Springfield, a 14-1 win over Savannah and a 21-2 trouncing of Savannah to outscore opponents 148-7 (only three of the opponents’ runs were earned). In the districts, Lebanon drilled Greenbrier 10-0, host Joelton 23-0 and Greenbrier 22-0.
Through nine games, Lebanon is batting .471 with 113 hits and 74 stolen bases. The pitchers have allowed 14 hits, three earned runs and 16 walks while striking out 75. The team earned-run average is 0.474 and opponents are batting .106.
Team members are (kneeling from left) Casen Kincaid, K.J. Wood, Druw Hodgs, Adam Gordon (holding team mascot “Fred”), Will Summers and Ryan Buckner. Standing are Elijah Shreeve, Charlie Mitchell, K.K. West, Waylon Jackson, Tate Tidwell and Carson Reed. On the back row are coaches Phil Summers, Todd Shreeve and Quentin Hodge.
To raise funds for a trip to the World Series in Lumberton, N.C., the team will have a Baskin Robbins Night from 5-10 p.m. July 27 and a Jersey Mike Night from 4-8 p.m. the same day with a portion of sales from both stores going to the team.