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From Staff Reports


June 16, 2007 - The Auburn Tigers won a pair of games from the Yankees this week to win the tournament championship in the Tee-Ball Division.

Game 1

Auburn Tigers 9, Yankees 8

Pacen Edwards and Blaine Flemens each had two singles and a double to pace the Tigers and Jonathan Johnson added a pair of hits.

For the Yankees, Dawson Draper caught a fly ball and hit a home run, double and single. Justin Brock also caught a fly ball and hit a double and single. Caleb Wyatt added two hits.

Game 2

Auburn Tigers 11, Yankees 10

Jadon Miles caught a fly ball, made the final defensive out of the game and had a single for the Tigers. Ty Giles turned a double play and hit a single.

Dawson Sears' double and triple were the offensive highlights for the team. Carrson Cote, Trent Connally and Brayden Stribling each singled.

For the Yankees, Wyatt Reneau led the team with three hits, Coeby Purser added a double and a single, Micah Timmons hit two singles and Ryan Nalls had a single.

Pony League

June 5

Cats 9, Sox 7

Donny Rodriguez led the Cats with three hits, while Dylan Owsley hit home run over the left-center field fence. Teammates Dillon Mitchell, Tyler Halermural and Treylon Clayton each singled.

For the Sox, Tanner Gilbreath had a single and a home run, Jared Riley had a double and a single, and Jose Martinez, Tanner Gomez and Cabo Sanvig each singled.

Outstanding defensive plays were made by Martinez for the Cats and Riley for the Sox.

Nationals 12, Canes 1

The Nationals finished off the regular season league championship with a 12-hit attack against the Canes.

Canyon Cockrum went 3-for-3 with two doubles, while Jeff Hendricks, Brandon Joslin and Laine Anderson recorded two hits. Teammates Blake Barnett, Paco Castro and Blake Chester each singled.

For the Canes, Cayle Watson, Justin Sewell and Bradley Peek reached safely.

Defensively, the Nationals' Dallin Sant, Laine Anderson and Blake Barnett played well, while Watson and Justin Sewell had outstanding defensive games for the Canes.

May 31

Canes 10, Cornhuskers 5

Cayle Watson, Dallin Sant, Seth Roberts and Bradley Peek led the way for the Canes in their win.

For the Cornhuskers, Joe Scott had two of the team's three hits with a home run and a single.

Outstanding defensive plays went to Canes' pitcher Dallin Sant as he picked off a runner at first, and Seth Roberts played well defensively.

Nationals 5, Sox 4

In a battle of the top two teams in the standings, the Nationals took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on for the win.

Canyon Cockrum tripled to drive in Jeff Hendricks for the winning run and finished the game with two hits. Teammates Blake Barnett had a home run, Brandon Joslin had two singles, Jeff Hendricks and Micah Hampton each singled.

For the Sox, Jared Riley, Justin Johnson and Cabo Sanvig singled.

Defensively, Nationals starting pitcher Paco Castro had six strikeouts in three innings. The Sox had strong defensive games from Jared Riley and Joey Hegseth.

Sox 5, Nationals 3

The Sox gave the Nationals their only loss of the season on May 21, despite being out-hit in the game.

The Sox were out-hit 9-5 in the game but took advantage of two Nationals' errors.

Jared Riley led the Sox with two hits while Tanner Gilbreath had a home run and teammates Jose Martinez, Joey Hegseth and Dakota Maynard singled.

For the Nationals, Paco Castro was 3-for-3, Brandon Joslin had two hits and Blake Barnett, Canyon Cockrum, Laine Anderson and Blake Chester reached safely.

Defensively, Sox outfielders Joey Hegseth, Tanner Gilbreath and Michel Stewart had fly ball outs. The Nationals had strong games from Canyon Cockrum and Lucas Sapaugh.

Canes 13, Cornhuskers 4

The Canes were led by Justin Sewell, who went 3-for-4, while teammate Dallin Sant had an inside-the-park home run and a double. Teammates Seth Roberts, Zack Carpenter, Cayle Watson, Sean Hoffman, Bradley Peek and Brian Irby reached safely.

For the Cornhuskers, Colt Midgley had a triple and a single, while Joe Scott had Cabo Sanvig had one hit.

Defensively, Hoffman and Watson had strong defensive games for the Canes. Sanvig had two fly ball outs for the Cornhuskers.

Below are the final regular season standings:

Nationals 7-1

Sox 4-4

Canes 4-4

Cats 3-5

Cornhuskers 2-6

Note: The Sox won the tiebreaker by beating the Canes twice this season.

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