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Fulton battles in Dizzy Dean World Series at Snowden Grove

SOUTHAVEN – The Fulton Indians 13-year old squad headed to Snowden Grove Park in Southaven last weekend to participate in the 2014 Dizzy Dean World Series. The team, coached by Tommy Chamblee, Zac Tucker, Michael West and Bryan Ramey, drew the host Southaven All-Stars in the first round of the bracket on Saturday morning, but […]

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Brian Dozier a crowd favorite at MLB Home Run Derby

MINNEAPOLIS – Yoenis Cespedes may have won his second-straight MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night, but it was Fulton native Brian Dozier who was the crowd favorite. Dozier, the former Itawamba AHS and Southern Miss star turned Twins starting second baseman, narrowly missed making the American League All-Star Team, but was chosen by captain […]

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Dozier not selected for All-Star Game

By ZACH ADAMS Sports Editor After a remarkable start to the 2014 season and hopes for his first all-star selection, Fulton native and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was not selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game that will be played July, 15, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Voting for the game ended […]

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ICC first baseman signs with Memphis Tigers

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College freshman first baseman Andy Bowman signed to continue his baseball career with the Memphis Tigers on Thursday. The Memphis native batted .341 with .482 slugging and .462 on-base percentage before a late-season shoulder injury sidelined Bowman for the remaining 11 games of the season. “It means […]

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ICC shortstop signs with Charlotte

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College shortstop Luke Gibbs recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career with the Charlotte 49ers. Gibbs (Oxford) earned MACJC All-State second team honors after batting .331 with 23 RBI on 10 doubles, 2 doubles, and 2 home runs while stealing 8 bases […]

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Team victory: tight-knit Indians take NEMCABB title

NEW ALBANY – Summer baseball is always just a little more laid back than it is in the spring. More concerned with fun and building for the future, teams often play with a more relaxed attitude than they do during the regular season. The Itawamba AHS Indians have translated that fun into success as they […]

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County teams produce fireworks in NEMCABB regional

By ZACH ADAMS Sports Editor FULTON – Last week, the Itawamba AHS Indians hosted a regional for the for the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball (NEMCABB) Summer Tournament and captured the top seed, going 3-0 over the two-day event with wins over Belmont, Mantachie and Amory. After a 5-1 victory over the Mustangs […]

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5 ICC baseball players earn MACJC All-State honors

By ADAM GORE LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Delta State signee Ethan Gill (Pontotoc) was named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State First team when the league announced the awards on Wednesday. The third baseman batted a team-high .388 while leading the Indians with his .540 on-base and .629 slugging percentages to […]

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Miscues, walks end Mustangs’ season

MANTACHIE – In order to be successful in Game 2 of their Class 2A series with East Webster, the Mantachie Mustangs felt they needed to reduce the number miscues and walks that cost them in their 7-6 Game 1 loss on Saturday. That didn’t happen. The Mustangs walked six and gave up four unearned runs, […]

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Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Dozier proving doubters wrong in Minnesota

Fulton native and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had a lot of doubters entering the 2014 season. The former IAHS and Southern Miss star had a standout season in 2013 when he notched 18 home runs, 66 RBI and 14 stolen bases in his first full season in the Majors. Many experts predicted the […]

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Mustangs trump Leland, move on in 2A

MANTACHIE – The Mantachie Mustangs continued their recent tear last week when they run-ruled the Leland Cubs 13-2 on Thursday and 14-0 on Friday to sweep their 2A playoff series. Mantachie traveled to Leland for Game 1 and got a brilliant performance from ace Nick Burns. The senior went the full five innings, giving up […]

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Indians push Knights to the brink

Special to The Times FULTON – The IAHS Indians were faced with the tough task of dealing with the West Lauderdale Knights in the second round of the MHSAA 4A baseball playoffs after quickly disposing of the Yazoo County Panthers in round one. The Knights have a rich baseball tradition and this season was no […]

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Mustangs sweep Potts Camp, move on in 2A

MANTACHIE – Coach Scott Collier has been frustrated at times this season with Mantachie’s anemic offense. His Mustangs broke out of their funk just in time for the 2A playoffs, however, as they swept Potts Camp in the opening round last Thursday and Friday. The Mustangs blasted the Cardinals 14-2 and 15-4 in six and […]

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First round knockout: IAHS sweeps Yazoo County in 4A series

By SCOTTY NICHOLS Special to The Times FULTON – The IAHS Indians drew the Yazoo County Panthers in the first round of the Mississippi class 4A baseball playoffs, and the Indians showed them the exit rather quickly. The Indians traveled to the Mississippi Delta to take on the Panthers on Thursday and, despite a somewhat […]

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