CLEVELAND, MS —
The Kosy Ozone All-Stars remained tough throughout the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series.
After winning their first game against Tennessee, they lost to North Carolina.
This loss sent the Stars into the loser’s bracket of the Series and they then reeled off three consecutive victories against South Carolina, Arkansas and Kilgore, Texas.
The Stars were eliminated from World Series play by Florida last Wednesday, and finished third overall in the Series.
The Stars defeated Kilgore, Texas last Tuesday 11-5 before losing to Florida the very next day, 5-1.
Kosciusko-11 Kilgore, Tx-5
Clark Dean pitched 6.0 innings against Kilgore allowing five hits and five runs, with only one run being earned.
Dean struck out an Ozone World Series record 14 hitters while walking five.
Dean was equally impressive at the plate where he hit two home runs and had two RBI while scoring three runs.
The other leading hitters for the Stars were Chris Riley with three hits and three RBI with one run scored, Parker Morgan with one single and another home run with two RBI and one run scored, Logan Fancher had two singles and three runs scored, Cole Frank had a single and two RBI with one run scored, Cody Weeks had a single and one RBI with one run scored, Parker Belk singled and scored a run and Loftin Price finished off the offensive barrage with a single of his own. The Stars finished the game with 13 total hits.
Logan Fancher got the nod for the Stars against Florida and pitched 6.0 innings giving up nine hits and five runs.
Fancher struck out four hitters and walked only one.
Florida scored three first inning runs on back-to-back home runs and led 3-0 after one complete.
The Stars’ only run came on a solo home run hit by Parker Morgan.
The leading hitters for the Stars were Morgan with one home run and an RBI with a run scored, Walker Yuille with a single, Clark Dean with a single and Loftin Price with a single to cap the Kosciusko offense.
Kosciusko was only able to muster four total hits against the Florida pitcher who pitched 6.0 innings walking only one Kosciusko hitter while striking out three.
The Kosciusko Stars finished the World Series in third place out of 16 teams from across the Southeast with a 4-2 record.
After their victory over Kosy, Florida advanced on to the championship game and lost 1-0 to North Carolina who were crowned the 2012 Dixie Youth OZone World Series Champions. The Kosciusko OZone All-Stars were awarded the 2012 Sportsmanship Award after the World Series finale, and were the lone representative from the state of Mississippi left in the World Series after the State Champion and host team were eliminated.
CLEVELAND, MS —
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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