INDIANAPOLIS — The New Albany 11U All-Star team rolled to a 7-1 win over Dyer Little League in its opening game of the State Tournament on Thursday evening at Decatur Little League.
New Albany tallied three runs in the first inning to take the early lead, then scored two more in the second and third each to take command.
Gavin Jackson led New Albany at the plate, going 3-for-3, and on the mound, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings to start the game. Jackson, Braxton Mayfield and Dane Sprigler allowed only three hits combined while striking out seven.
New Albany will face Brownsburg at 8 p.m Friday night in the modified double-elimination, eight-team tournament.
11U STATE TOURNAMENT
Thursday's pool play game at Decatur Little League
NEW ALBANY 7, DYER 1
Dyer 001 000 — 1 3 3
New Albany 322 000 — 7 8 1
W — Gavin Jackson. L — Ramirez. 2B — Braden Brewer (NA).