Phil Campbell 12U All Stars bring home state title
The Phil Campbell 12U Dixie Youth All Stars defeated Ariton for the organization state title on Tuesday. They now advance to the national tournament in New Orleans on July 27 where they will play the Texas state champions.
Phil Campbell defeated Ariton for the second straight day 13-5.
As in the previous three games, big bats led the way.
Ty Hamilton and Max Robinson accounted for five runs with Hamilton hitting a two-run homer and Robinson a three-run homer. Hamilton also had an additional single, walk and netted three RBI and scored twice.
Tripp Nix singled twice and had an RBI.
Titus Nix, Jacob Potter and Miles Duboise all singled. Potter and Duboise scored a run each.
Eli Miller was the winning pitcher going six innings, striking out seven and walking one.
The Phil Campbell 12U Dixie Youth All-Stars defeated Ariton 8-3 in the semifinals on Monday.
Kruz Cochran was dominant on the mound, striking out 14 Ariton batters. Ty Hamilton closed out the game on a strike out and a ground out.
Hamilton and Cochran also got work done at the plate. Hamilton had two hits, including a solo home run. Cochran also recorded a home run.
Miles Duboise had a hit, sacrifice fly and two RBIs. Titus Nix had a hit and scored a run. Jacob Potter had a hit and scored a run. Eli Baker had a hit and scored a run.
In game one, Phil Campbell beat South Dale 15-4 to advance to the semifinals.
Cochran was the winning pitcher going just three innings and striking out all nine batters he faced. Baker and Hamilton closed out the game on the mound.
Phil Campbell was hitting bombs at the plate with three two-run home runs by Hamilton, Noah Miller and Baker.
In game two, Phil Campbell beat Winfield 11-7 to advance to the championship game of the winners bracket.
Baker picked up the win with two innings in relief of Hamilton who started the game. Cochran also pitched two innings from the mound.
Max Robinson smoked a grand slam home run to highlight the game for Phil Campbell. Baker had two hits and scored a run. Jack Owens had a hit and scored a run. Titus Nix had a hit. Hamilton walked twice and scored twice. Duboise walked and knocked in a run. Cochran had a hit and scored a run.
In related news, the Phil Campbell 6U All Stars finished runner up in their All Star tournament. They will get a chance to play at nationals in Texas in July.