Last updated: June 24. 2014 4:11PM - 721 Views
By Kevin Eckleberry keckleberry@civitasmedia.com



Ben Alford and the Hogansville baseball team is 2-0 in the Dixie Youth Baseball district tournament.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
Ben Alford and the Hogansville baseball team is 2-0 in the Dixie Youth Baseball district tournament.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
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THOMASTON - The fifth inning has been a fruitful one for the Hogansville baseball team.


Hogansville, which is competing in the Dixie Youth Baseball 9-10-year-old District 1 tournament, has scored 12 runs in the fifth inning of its two games.


In Saturday’s 8-4 victory over Manchester, Hogansville scored five runs in the fifth inning to turn a one-run deficit into a four-run lead.


On Monday, Hogansville plated seven runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 10-2 win over Troup American.


Hogansville moved to 2-0 in the tournament, and it can earn a spot in the championship game with a win over Troup National today at 8 p.m.


“It seems like the fifth inning has been our inning so far,” Hogansville coach Ron Wilson said. “It was the fifth inning against Manchester, and the fifth inning was where we busted it open against Troup American. The fifth inning is our good luck charm right now.”


Jaxon Dennis had the big blow in the fifth inning of Monday’s game, a bases-loaded double that plated three runs.


Dennis also had a two-run hit earlier in the game, and Tyson Duncan added an RBI hit as well.


On the mound, Dennis got the start and pitched three innings, and Jacob Karvelas pitched the final three innings.

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