Kingston falls in opener

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

The 2010 Dixie Youth kicked off Thursday evening, but the opening round wasn’t a good one for Kingston as the Yellow Jackets dropped a 14-1 decision to Bolivar.

Kingston played well early and trailed just 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning, but the bottom of the third inning was a disaster for the Jackets as Bolivar took advantage of 11 hits and two walks to score 12 runs and that big inning was enough to end the game early.

Kingston threatened in the top of the first inning as Abby Wilson made her way to third base after drawing a two-out walk, but she would not score.

Colt Clements also reached third base in the second inning for Kingston, but he too would be left on base at the end of the inning. A pitch hit Clements to start the inning.

Kingston’s lone run came in the top of the third inning.

Benji Headrick opened the inning with an infield single and he moved to second on a throwing error on the play. Headrick advanced to third on a wild pitch and he scored on a ground ball RBI off the bat of Samuel Jordan.

Despite the loss, Kingston is still alive in the double elimination tournament. Kingston plays Selmer in an elimination game for both teams Friday evening.

Rockwood is also in the tournament, but the Tigers didn’t play on Thursday. The Tigers play Madison Central Friday afternoon in the first round for the Tigers.

A total of 15 teams are playing in Rockwood with the best of three championship series set for Wednesday at the Rockwood Sports Complex.