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Kingston advances in A tournament

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By The Staff

By GOOSE LINDSAY

Roane Newspapers

The Kingston A All-Stars have advanced to the next round of Dixie Youth postseason play while Harriman has been eliminated.

Kingston advanced with four impressive victories.

The Jackets opened play with a 21-4 victory over Spring City on Friday.

Saturday, the Jackets knocked off Harriman and Oak Ridge American by identical 23-8 finals then Kingston defeated Harriman Monday, 24-2, to advance to Tuesday's championship game against Oak Ridge American.

Harriman was eliminated with the two losses against Kingston, but the Blue Devils did beat Oak Ridge National, 28-18, and Caryville, 22-14, before bowing out of the tournament.

Kingston vs. Spring City

There were no opening game jitters for the Yellow Jackets as they dominated from start to finish in downing Spring City.

Kingston batted only three times on the day, but they made the most of their opportunities as they scored the maximum of seven runs in each of the first three inning.

Kingston actually had just two players make outs on the evening.

Kain Collins (3-3, 1 HR, 3 runs), Joe Tipton (3-3, 3 runs), Austin Brackett (3-3, 2 runs), C.J. Davis (3-3, 1 HR, 2 runs), Jackson Igou (2-2, 1 run), Wyatt Heidle (2-2, 2 runs), Andrew Cofer (2-2, 2 runs), Zane Ryans (2-2, 1 run), Blake Woody (2-2, 2 runs), Nathan McNelley (1-2, 1 run), Mackenzie Haba (2-2, 2 runs) and Riley Brown (1-2, 1 run) combined for 26 hits on the day for Kingston.

Harriman vs.

Oak Ridge National

The highest scoring game of the tournament occurred Friday evening when Harriman outlasted Oak Ridge National, 28-18.

Like Kingston, Harriman scored the maximum of seven runs in each of their  trips to the plate.

Oak Ridge, however, tried to keep pace with three runs in each of their first three at bats then nine more runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Harriman sent 40 hitters to the plate Friday and only four didn't reach safely as the Blue Devil bats were on fire.

Harriman's first four batters, Tahdarius Boyd (4-4, 4 runs), Antoine Baylis (4-4, 3 runs), Reil White (4-4, 3 runs) and Bradley Frost (4-4, 3 runs) combined for 16 hits for the Devils without recording an out.

Landon Frost (2-3, 1 run), Cameron Fitzhugh (3-3, 2 runs), Wyatt Coley (3-3, 2 runs), Isaiah Underwood (2-3, 1 run), Silas Adkisson (2-3, 2 runs), Carter Smith (3-3, 2 runs), Jamiel Scudder (3-3, 3 runs) and Eli Murphy (2-3, 2 runs) also had big a day at the plate for the Blue Devils.

Harriman vs. Kingston

Kingston's only challenge in their first four games came Saturday morning. Harriman trailed only 9-8 after two innings of play, but Kingston responded in fine fashion as they scored the final 14 runs of the game to pick up the victory.

Kingston jumped out to a 6-1 lead after one inning of play as Joe Tipton, Jackson Igou and Wyatt Heidle all had home runs in the opening inning.

Harriman, however, outscored Kingston 7-3 in the second inning to pull within 9-8. Wyatt Coley had the big hit of the inning for Harriman as he hit a two-run homer.

Kingston bounced back with seven runs in the third and fourth innings while holding Harriman scoreless to end the game.

Kain Collins (4-4, 3 runs), Tipton (3-3, 2 HR, 2 runs), Austin Brackett (2-3, 1 run), C.J. Davis (2-3, 2 runs), Igou (2-3, 2 HR, 2 runs), Heidle (3-3, 1 HR, 3 runs), Andrew Cofer (3-3, 3 runs), Zane Ryans (2-3, 1 run), Blake Woody (3-3, 2 runs), Mackenzie Haba (2-3, 3 runs) and Riley Brown (2-3, 1 run) all had hits for Kingston in the win.

Antoine Baylis (2-2, 2 run), Reil White (2-2), Cameron Fitzhugh (1-2, 1 run), Coley (2-2, 1 HR, 1 run), Isaiah Underwood (1-2, 1 run), Silas Adkisson (1-2, 1 run), Carter Smith (2-2, 1 run) and Eli Murphy (1-1) all had hits for Harriman.

Kingston vs.

Oak Ridge American

It was another easy win for Kingston as the Jackets built a 19-1 lead after three innings before cruising to the 15-run victory.

All 12 Kingston players had multiple hits for Kingston on the day with Kain Collins (4-4, 1 HR, 2 runs), Joe Tipton (3-4, 2 runs), Austin Brackett (3-3, 3 runs), C.J. Davis (3-3, 2 runs), Jackson Igou (2-3), Wyatt Heidle (1-3, 1 run), Andrew Cofer (3-3, 1 HR, 3 runs), Zane Ryans (3-3, 3 runs), Blake Woody (2-3), Mackenzie Haba (2-3, 2 runs) and Riley Brown (3-3, 2 runs) leading the way.

Harriman vs. Caryville

Harriman was involved in another high scoring contest Saturday evening as the Blue Devils needed five innings to pick up a 22-14 victory over Caryville.

Harriman got off to a quick start as they led 7-3 after one inning and 15-7 after three innings, but Caryville made things interesting with seven runs in the top of the fourth inning. Caryville, however, did not score again while Harriman scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more runs in the fifth inning to end the game early.

Tahdarius Boyd (4-4, 4 runs), Antoine Baylis (2-4, 2 runs), Reil White (4-4, 2 runs) and Bradley Frost (3-4, 1 run), Landon Frost (1-4, 1 run), Cameron Fitzhugh (3-4, 1 run), Wyatt Coley (3-4, 2 runs), Isaiah Underwood (4-4, 3 runs), Silas Adkisson (4-4, 2 runs), Carter Smith (2-3, 1 run), Jamiel Scudder (2-3, 2 runs) and Eli Murphy (3-3, 2 runs) all had hits on the day for Harriman.

Harriman vs. Kingston

Harriman gave Kingston a bit of a battle on Saturday, but Monday's rematch was a different story as the Jackets led from wire-to-wire in picking up a 24-2 victory.

Kingston scored the maximum of seven runs in each of the first three innings and then the Jackets ended the game early with three quick runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Kain Collins (2-3, 1 run), Joe Tipton (3-3, 3 runs), Austin Brackett (1-3), C.J. Davis (3-3, 3 runs), Jackson Igou (3-3, 1 HR, 3 runs), Wyatt Heidle (1-3, 1 run), Andrew Cofer (3-3, 3 runs), Zane Ryans (3-3, 2 runs), Blake Woody (3-3, 2 runs), Nathan McNelley (3-3, 1 run), Mackenzie Haba (2-3, 2 runs) and Riley Brown (3-3, 2 runs) all had hits for Kingston in the victory.

Tahdarius Boyd and Reil White score Harriman's only runs of the contest in the first inning.

Antoine Baylis, Bradley Frost, Landon Frost, Cameron Fitzhugh, Wyatt Coley, Isaiah Underwood and Silas Adkisson also had hits for Harriman on the day.