The 3rd Annual Wood Bat Tournament, held at Lynn Tiller Field, was again a huge success thanks to sponsors like Deepwoods Realty & Auction, All Sports Café which donated some great tasting Bar-B-Q, and the numerous volunteers who sacrificed their time to help create one of the best atmospheres in the state.
The Panthers went 3-1 to capture the Championship late Saturday afternoon, "I'm very proud of our young men, they have worked hard and deserve this. We've got a group of men who are getting it done on the mound which has been the reason for our success this year. We began our South Conference games this week and would love for everyone to come out and support our team,” stated Coach Tim Tiller. For game dates and time information, contact Coach Tiller.
Lewis County Panthers defeated Perry County 9-0 on Friday, April 4 in their first game of the tournament.
It took three innings before either team scored. The Panthers crossed home plate for 2 runs in the top of the fourth, a run in the fifth and sixth, and 5 runs in the seventh inning.
Cody Owen, Brady Pace, and Michael Lomax scored 2 runs each, and Jackson Crews, Hunter Bastin, and Daven Odom added 1 each. Hitting were Owen with 3, Pace 2, Charter Helton, Crews, Dalton Walker, Gatlyn Simmons, Lomax, and Lucas Graham, 1 each.
Pitching for the Panthers were Blake Carroll and Helton.
The Panthers faced Perry County again on Saturday, April 5, winning 4-0 under the pitching talents of Walker and Dakota Crowell.
Helton, Owen, Pace, and Walker scored 1 run each. Crews, Walker, Carroll, Owen, Stone Selby, and Helton had 1 hit each.
The Panthers defeated Collinwood, 2-1, for their final game of the Woodbat Tournament.
Owen and Carroll scored for the Panthers in the first and third innings.
The Deepwoods Realty and Auction Wood Bat All Tournament team were: Ben Reagan and Jody Ray from Collinwood, Sawyer Ray and Isaiah Williamson from Wayne County, Dalton Broadway and Randall Scott from Perry County, and Brady Pace, Dalton Walker, and Charter Helton from Hohenwald. Cody Owen was selected Most Valuable Player.
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