Vols, Lions win in Gameday jamboree

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Prep baseball tournament

By The Staff

Andrew Jackson and Lewisville were the winners at the third annual Gameday at Doomsday high school baseball jamboree at Lancaster High School last Saturday.

The AJ Vols blanked Fairfield Central High 11-0, and Lewisville topped the LHS baseball team, 7-5.

In other action the Lewisville jayvees edged the Fairfield Central jayvees, 5-4.

The Lancaster High junior varsity baseball team and AJ battled to a 2-all draw.

All games were four-inning contests.

“It was a good day with good weather,” LHS coach Brett Blackmon said. “It was a good chance to see the teams in early action.”

The action also featured various baseball individual contests.

Cory Thomas of Lewisvillle won the home-to-home (fastest around the bases) on the varsity level with a 14.25 effort.

Lancaster High’s Doopy Cloud won the jayvee competition in 14.47.

In the home run contest Kody Kirkland of Lewisville hit seven and topped the homer field. AJ’s Tyler Rodgers clouted two.

The varsity outfield throw was won by Dalton Johnson, while Marshall Jackson won the jayvee outfield throw on a throw from center field to a screen at home plate.

Andrew Jackson won the double play around the horn for the varsity teams and the Lancaster High Junior Bruins won the jayvee double play around the horn competition.

The jamboree officials also saluted veteran umpire Arthur Benjamin for 40 years of calling high school baseball in the area.

AJ, Buford co-host Comporium tourney

High school preseason baseball tournament action features the first Comporium Preseason tournament to be held at Andrew Jackson and Buford, the tourney’s co-host teams.

Play Saturday has four games at Andrew Jackson High.

The schedule opens with Buford meeting Chesterfield at 10 a.m. followed by the Ridge View vs. South Pointe game at 12:30 p.m.

The skills competition is at 3 p.m.

The 4 p.m. game has Lakewood meeting McBee and the 6:30 p.m. game pits host AJ against Lakewood, which is led by Lancaster native Greg Crolley.

Play continues Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Two games will be at AJ on Monday, with two games at Buford. The same holds true for Thursday at both sites.

 Buford hosts four games on March 5.