Schley County 12u All-Stars win hard-fought battle over Lee County-Red

Published 4:02 am Saturday, June 9, 2018

Americus – The 12u Schley County All-Star baseball team went toe-to-toe with Lee County-Red. However, the boys from Ellaville scored four runs in the third and two in the fourth to edge out Lee County-Red by the score of 10-7 on Friday, June 8, at the Kiwanis Baseball Tournament.

For the first time in two to three years, the Kiwanis Baseball Tournament is back in Americus. It’s being played Friday through Sunday, June 8-10, at the SCPRD baseball fields.

In the 12u Division, Lee County has two teams: one team coached by Jeff Hall, and Lee County Red.

Schley County scored four runs in their half of the first inning. Jalewis Solomon led the inning off with a double. Jay Kanazawa drew a walk. Nick White reached on an error and Trenton Stubbs drew a walk. All four batters scored, mostly as a result of wild pitches.

Lee County-Red scored two runs in the first inning. Dozier Swain led off with a walk and would eventually score. Weston Bryan was hit by a pitch and eventually scored Lee County’s second run.

Schley County shortstop Jay Kanazawa walked, scored a run and stole second base in Schley’s 10-7 win over Lee County-Red.
Photo by Ken Gustafson

Schley County added four runs on five hits in the fourth inning. Jack Clark and Trenton Stubbs each singled. Carson Westbrook doubled home an RBI and Rylan Conner reached on an error. Then came back-to-back singles by Landon Godwin and Destiny LeCroy. LeCroy’s single brought home a run. Clark, White, Stubbs and Conner each scored for Schley County.

Lee County-Red was able to keep it close by scoring two runs in the third and three in the fourth. However, Schley County scored two runs in their half of the fourth inning, including a home run by Owen Palowski.

“I thought we came out and hit the ball,” Schley County Head Coach Jake Smith said. “When we hit the ball, we’re going to be hard to beat. We’ve got a great defense and we’ve got a lot of pitching. With the pitching and the defense, we’re going to do well.”

Palowski went 2-for-2 for the game, including the home run in the fourth. Carson Westbrook went 1-for-2, including an RBI double in the third inning. Trenton Stubbs walked in the first and singled in the third. Jack Clark was 1-for-2 with a single. Landon Godwin was 1-for-1 with a single and was hit by a pitch. Brody Smith was 1-for-2 with a single in the second inning, and Destiny LeCroy was 1-for-2 with an RBI single in the third inning.

Carter Singletary had two hits in the ball game for Lee County-Red, one of them being an RBI single.