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Archives 07-29-2009


Rookie All-Stars win Jamestown tourney
Buzachero earns 3rd win of season
Xpress wins on some players’ home ground

Rookie All-Stars win Jamestown tourney

Livingston Rookie All-Stars, ages 7 through 9, won the Jamestown Invitational Tournament. Team members are, front row from left, Wesley Cannon, Cody Ray, Bailey Pennycuff, Tommy Smithers, Kennedy Prue, middle row, Cade Hammock, Will McDonald, Mitchell Ayers, Brody Johnson, Cade Copeland, and, back row, coaches Russell Pennycuff, Jeff Hammock, Andy Barlow, and Scott Ray.

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Buzachero earns 3rd win of season
Overton County native “Bubbie” Buzachero was the recipient of an unexpected win against Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Wednesday, July 22.

With the Las Vegas 51s down 5-7, Buzachero was brought in to pitch the top of the 9th inning.

Matt Miller hit a ground ball single into center field to lead off the inning, then Buzachero struck out former Major Leaguer Matt Murton swinging.

With Christian Colonel batting, Buzachero committed a throwing error on a pick-off attempt and Miller ended up at third base.

Colonel hit a triple to drive in Miller and up the Sky Sox lead to 8-5.

Kenny Perez grounded out to second baseman Joe Inglett, who threw to first baseman Randy Ruiz for the out. Colonel remained at third.

Paul Phillips then lined out to center fielder Buck Coats to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 9th, Matt Herges walked Aaron Mathews, then Howie Clark hit a single.

A passed ball with Angel Sanchez batting allowed the runners to move up a base. Sanchez then singled to bring Mathews home.

Coats hit a fly ball to center field, bringing home Clark.

Inglett bunted into a force out of Sanchez at third base.

Ruiz then hit a 3-run homer, his 22nd, on a fly ball to left field to give the 51s a 10-8 win.

As the pitcher of record, Buzachero was credited with his third win of the season for Las Vegas. He threw 16 pitches to 5 batters, 12 for strikes. His earned run average was 3.32 entering this week.

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Xpress wins on some players’ home ground

Josh Scott photo
Quarterback Bernie Dixon hands off to Jason Strode for a touchdown run in Livingston.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

John Ward gave Tennessee football fans a lot of memories, and the saying “It’s football time in Tennessee,” came true for Livingston on Saturday, July 11 at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium, as the semi-professional Tennessee Central Xpress came to Livingston for a game against the Tennessee Crush.

The big thing about this team is the local flavor it has. On the roster for the inaugural team are six local players – Curtis Beaty, Jacob Norrod, Bobby Perdue, Steven Morgan, Eddie Dailey, and Bernie Dixon. You may be thinking, right, these guys actually see the field, what a joke, but no, they see the field, and play extremely well.
Scoring was one-sided in the fan-friendly environment at Livingston Academy, as the struggling Xpress offense put up 26 points, and allowed zero. Quarterback Bernie Dixon, a local, was a huge part in the offense, as he went 10-17, for 178 yards and a touchdown, which was also the first of the game on a 15-yard hook-up to wideout Tommy Hinch early in the second quarter.

The other scores came from the running back combination of Jason Strode and Anthony Ferrell, and on a fumble recovery from 50-plus yards by big man Jonathan Adkisson. Local Eddie Dailey converted two of his three extra points in the win as well.

Curtis Beaty played tremendously well on the offensive line, while Jacob Norrod added two tackles to his season total through special teams and defense. Steven Morgan and Bobby Perdue were out due to knee injuries.

The Xpress was led by Dixon through the air, while Strode carried the ball 10 times for a total of 67 yards and a touchdown, and Ferrell carried the rock 8 times for 15 yards and a touchdown.

Tommy Hinch and Martell Curd led the receivers, with Hinch catching 5 balls for 72 yards and a touchdown, while Curd would bring down 3 balls for 61 yards, over three quarters of Dixon’s yardage.

Tennessee Central Xpress named Eddie Dailey and Bernie Dixon co-players of the game, and picked up their first win of the season (1-3). They then went on the road to face the Tennessee Rattlers in Nashville on July 25, then will travel to Calhoun, GA, to face the North Georgia Bulldogs on August 1 before coming back to Cornerstone Middle School in Baxter on August 8.




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