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Pictured are Front Row (Left-Right): Hunter Wood, Collin Cole, Claxton Tatum, Braylon Cromartie, Inman Carson, Joshua Dawson. Second Row (L-R): Jaxon Hair, Finesse Shipman, Aiden Hargrove, Jake Gooden, Kewone Maynor, Ryan Dove, Ahmarie White. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Kory Hair, Dale Wood. Manager Rusty Hill.

WHITEVILLE –Claxton Tatum and Braylon Cromartie combined to pitch a 6-hit shutout Wednesday night as Elizabethtown won the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Minors Supplemental Tournament championship with an 8-0 victory over Columbus County.

Tatum pitched the first four innings, struck out six batters and allowed 4 hits. Cromartie worked the final 2 innings on the mound, striking out two and giving up 2 hits.

Finesse Shipman drew a lead-off walk in the Elizabethtown first inning, and Aiden Hargrove belted a single. Ryan Dove knocked in Shipman with a double. Jake Gooden slammed a double that scored Dove, and Joshua Dawson smacked a single that scored Gooden for a 3-0 lead.

Cromartie and Hunter Wood drew walks in the second inning, and Collin Cole cracked a single that scored Cromartie and pushed the lead to 4-0.

Hargrove was hit by a pitch, and Dove walked in the third inning, and both of them came around to score runs that increased the Elizabethtown lead to 6-0.

Ahmari White walked, and Tatum walloped a 2-run homer in the fourth inning that padded the lead to 8-0.

Dove batted 2-2 with a double, 2 runs scored and a run batted in for the winners. Hargrove finished 2-2 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Gooden batted 2-3 with a double, an rbi and a run scored.

Tatum slugged the 2-run homer, and Dawson, Wood and Cole added one hit each. Shipman, White, and Cromartie scored one run each. Dawson and Cole drove in one run each.
The Elizabethtown won all three of their games in the tournament by a combined score of 35-7.