Parks Majors fall just short

  • Thursday, August 1, 2013

Parks Field All-star Ben Mitchum managed 18 hits in 20 turns at bat last week. ROGER LEE/JOURNAL SCENE

A single out was the difference between a World Series appearance and heartbreak for a Summerville team.
The Parks Field American All-stars won five straight games in Clemson last week to advance to the championship series of the Dixie Youth Baseball South Carolina Majors Tournament.
Up 4-3 over Lake Marion in the final inning of its sixth game, Parks Field only needed an out to claim the state championship and advance to the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series. Unfortunately for the Summerville team, Lake Marion capitalized on two errors to score two runs and earn a 5-4 win.
That left Parks Field and Lake Marion as the only one-loss teams in the double-elimination tournament so they played again for the championship. Lake Marion jumped ahead 3-0 on a homerun, but Parks Field fought back to cut the lead to 2. However, Lake Marion doubled Parks Field’s run production the rest of the game to earn a 6-3 win and the berth to the World Series.
Infielder Ben Mitchum led the Parks Field batters in the tournament, finishing 18 for 20 at the plate. Several pitchers contributed to the team’s 5-2 run.
Other members of the team are Chase DuPree, Adam Jordan, Brodie Blanton, Chandler Burns, David Thorpe, Austin Little, Hayden Jackson, Matthew Tanner, Jordan Loving, Ethan Shaw and Collin Sumner. The team is coached by Mike Little, Ty DuPree and Myron Jordan.
Contact Roger Lee @ 873-9424 ext. 213 or rlee@journalscene.com


Notice about comments:

The Journal Scene is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Journal Scene.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads

The Journal Scene

© 2015 The Journal Scene an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.