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Dixie Majors win state "O" Zone title

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Jacob Williams and Roundtree each hit home runs for the Rotary stars, as Roundtree struck out 10 in a complete game pitching performance -- allowing just two hits.

The game marked Lebanon's 10th consecutive post-seaon victory without a loss.

By CORBETT HOLLINGSWORTH

Austin Godwin and Dusty Meador combined to throw a one-hitter Tuesday night as Lebanon eliminated Dyersburg 15-0 in the semifinals of the Dixie Youth "O" Zone State Tournament at the Sweetwater Recreational Complex.

The last batter of the game collected Dyersburg’s only hit, a single, but another base runner was thrown out trying to advance to third to end the game.

Lebanon’s bats were alive as well as the team hit three home runs, including two in the first inning.

Braxton McFarlin hit the first home run, a three-run shot. Meador followed that with his second home run in as many days to give Lebanon a 7-0 lead before the first out was recorded in the home half of the first.

After Godwin struck out the side in the top of the second, mirroring his first inning performance, Caleb Snider plated Branton Phillips with a double to right for Lebanon’s only run of the inning.

The team added seven more runs in the bottom of the third.

Lebanon peppered Dyersburg with six singles in the frame, but Austin Fry collected the biggest hit – a two-run blast over the left field fence.

Lebanon shut down Dyersburg in the top of the fourth and clinched the mercy-rule victory for the fourth time in four games at the tournament.

McFarlin and Meador each went 2-for-2 in the game with a home run and single.

Godwin struck out six in two innings of work while Meador recorded one strikeout on the mound.

NOTE — No Lebanon Dixie Youth team has ever won a state title, however, the 2001 Dixie Minor squad reached the state finals.

The Monroe County Advocate & Democrat provided coverage of this game and will do so throughout the tournament.

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