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LYB teams roll into winner’s semis

Staff Reports • Jul 14, 2017 at 8:08 PM

SWEETWATER — Lebanon’s Americans needed only two innings to put 20 runs on the board in a 20-1 three-inning win over Pleasant View in the Dixie Youth Ozone state tournament Friday.

The Nationals made a similar impression with a 23-4 drubbing of Dickson County.

For the second straight day, the Americans scored 11 times in the first inning before tacking on nine in the second as they finished with 16 hits.

Lebanon will face host Sweetwater at 4 p.m. CDT Saturday in the winner’s bracket semifinal. The Nationals will also play at 4 in the other semifinal against either Fairview or Decatur County.

Jaylen Abston pitched two hitless innings with a walk and four strikeouts before Easton Forsyth surrendered a run on a hit and three walks with two strikeouts in the third.

Jackson Lea hit a three-run homer in the second inning. Abston also drove in three runs on a triple, double and single. Brody Hays had two RBI on a double and two singles. Wyatt Bowling doubled and Connor Gannon and Jay Dillard singled as each drove in two runs. Bryce Fuller added a double.

Conner Johnson hit a grand slam for the Nationals over both fences, the temporary game fence and the higher permanent one.

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