HAMMOND | In its pool-play win over Honolulu, South Lexington, Ky., proved it can single you to death as well as shell you into submission with a series of homer runs.
South Lexington rapped 14 hits as every batter in its 10-man starting lineup got a hit -- several even got two in the victory. Jared Gadd followed up his two home run game against El Dorado, Ark., with who a single and the tourney's first triple. Deacon Thomas had a double and a single. Austin Jones had two singles.
The win assured South Lexington (3-0) advancement to the single-elimination bracket starting Wednesday. The Saints fell to 1-1.
Home run derby champ Gavin Hall picked up the win after scattering five hits in four innings.
Honolulu, arguably the slickest fielding team up the middle in the tournament, pulled off a brilliant 6-4-3 double play in the bottom of the second only to see South Lexington rally for six runs after two outs.
-- JOHN BURBRIDGE