By Donell Maxie
BC Sports Writer
The sound of the ball popping off the end of the bat was the sound ringing throughout Bear Pen Park Friday and Saturday as the Dixie Youth 7-year-old State Coach Pitch Tournament got under way.
The scene was perfect for baseball.
The brightness of the sun mixed with a brief but pleasant breeze throughout the day made for an exciting time.
Fans yelled for their favorite teams, little children played and ate snow cones, while the smell popcorn permeated through the air.
The weekend was full of blowout scores along with some close contest, but no matter the score each team played their hearts out and represented their communities well.
Kosciusko 15, Cleveland-East 3
Pascagoula 15, Laurel National 2
Columbia 21, Laurel Continental 9
Clarksdale 20, St. Martin 2
Hattiesburg American 13, Indianola 9
McComb National 11, Washington County 5
McComb American 17, Amory 1
Yazoo City 18, Cleveland-West 10
Laurel National 20, Cleveland-East 5 (eliminated)
Cleveland-West 21, Amory 4 (eliminated)
Washington County 11, Indianola 7 (eliminated)
Laurel Continental 14, St. Martin 4 (eliminated)
Columbia 24, Clarksdale 20
McComb American 7, Yazoo City 4
Hattiesburg American 17, McComb National 1
Kosciusko 4, Pascagoula 1
Saturday Night Games Losers Bracket:
Clarksdale 8 (eliminated), Washington County 14
Yazoo City 10, Laurel National 6 (eliminated)
McComb National 12, Laurel Continental 4 (eliminated)
Cleveland-West 4 (eliminated), Pascagoula 20
Saturday Night Games Winner Bracket:
Hattiesburg American 11, McComb American 1
Columbia vs. Kosciusko (score not available by press time)
(2 p.m.) Yazoo City vs. McComb National
(2 p.m.) Washington County vs. Pascagoula
(6 p.m.) McComb American will play the winner of the Washington vs. Pascagoula
The other games were not clear as the final scores were not available by press time.