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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.
Starkville used four different pitchers, and none could stop the bleeding from the Winona offense.
Winona scored in every inning but one, the second.
"We balked in about three runs and that kind of hurt us," Starkville head coach Leonardo Thompson said. "The pitcher got a little tired, started lobbing the ball, gave up quite a few big hits, a big home run and that kind of pumped them up. Pitching got kind of weak and the kids got a little tired."Â
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