Toccoa Opens 12U District Tournament with Win Over Oglethorpe

The Toccoa 12U All-Stars opened the Little League district 7 tournament in Rabun County with a win today defeating Oglethorpe County 6-4.

Both teams were held hitless through 3 innings, but Toccoa broke through with 4 runs on 5 hits in the top of the 4th inning to take a 4-0 lead. Oglethorpe County scored 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 4-3, but Toccoa extended the lead to 6-3 in the top of the 6th inning and held on for the victory.

Noah Ward and Bentley Dean had 2 RBI’s each and Bentlee Crunkleton added an RBI to lead the Toccoa offense. Leadoff man Dacen Crunkleton scored two runs and Bentlee Crunkleton, Ward, Braydon Gibson, and Ben Caudell all score for Toccoa.

Ward pitched 3 2/3 innings and had 9 strikeouts to pick up the win. Bentlee Crunkleton allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings and Gibson got the final two outs to pick up the save.

Toccoa will now face Elbert County on Sunday at 2 P.M. with airtime at 1:45 P.M. on WNEG.