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The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars found out on Sunday that the Cinderella slipper still fits.
After losing a 15-6 decision to Winona on Saturday, Starkville has battled its way back through the loser's bracket to win three-straight games and finds itself as one of the last four teams left standing at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament.
The Starkville 12-year olds came out clicking on all cylinders Sunday afternoon.
Starkville looked good in every facet of the game in a 10-0 shutout of Mathiston in four innings to stay alive in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
"When you have all cylinders clicking, I think it's fair to say you are going to do very well," Starkville coach Leonardo Thompson said.
Terry Bishop was born in Atlanta and grew up up a Georgia Bulldog fan.
His family moved to northwest Mississippi in 1983 and he decided to cheer for a different team with a bulldog as its mascot.Â
He became a Mississippi State fan.
"At that time, I had to pick a team and I went with Mississippi State," Bishop said.Â
The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars accomplished something on Saturday afternoon that it couldn't complete on Friday night.
After seeing a sixth-inning rally fall just short in a 6-5 loss to Grenada Youth on Friday at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament, Starkville was able to come back from seven runs in the sixth to defeat Southaven National 11-7 on Saturday at McKee Park.
The Starkville 12-year-olds brought the offense on Saturday afternoon in their first game of the day, but it wasn't enough.
Starkville scored in every inning but two, but couldn't contain the Winona offense in a 15-9 loss in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
Starkville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but couldn't hold it as Winona took a 2-1 advantage.
It remains to be seen how much farther the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars can advance at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
If there is one thing the first two days at McKee Park have taught us is there's no counting out Starkville.
For anyone who left Saturday's game early between Starkville and Southaven National, they missed quite an impressive comeback.
The Mathiston 12-year-old All-Stars knew they couldn't suffer a third-straight loss at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
After falling to Magnolia Youth 7-4 and Marshall County 15-10, Mathiston defeated Hernando 7-4 Saturday afternoon to live to play another day at McKee Park.
WEST POINT â€“ There is no doubting the potent nature of the Starkville 8-year-old All-Star offense.
On a day where Starkville generated 48 runs in two games, it defeated Louisville 24-7 in four innings and Caledonia 24-16 to remain unbeaten at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament.
Starkville had all 13 batters in its order pick up at least one base hit each in the victory over Louisville.
EUPORA â€“ The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars picked up a pair of victories at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament Saturday afternoon and earned their second bye of the event to move directly to championship round.
Starkville got a 10-3 victory over Greenwood in the first game of the day.
The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars couldn't have asked for a better start to the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament on Friday.
After taking an early 4-0 lead, Starkville hammered Southaven American for two more innings to take a 15-1 victory.