By Rick Sheek
ERWIN — Carter County American didn’t let a couple of rain delays affect its lethal bats.
Cranking out 12 hits, the 9-and-10-year-old All-Stars hammered Unicoi County 14-4 in Thursday night’s Zone 2 Little League baseball tournament at Kiwanis Park.
“That’s how you win,” American manager Tommy Tipton said. “You’ve got to hit the ball.”
CCA moves onto the winner’s bracket final, on Saturday, against Bristol. The winner qualifies for the district tournament.
“I told them since we started: ‘You don’t have fun, we’re not doing it right,’ “ Tipton said. “That’s kind of my philosophy. They’re kids. They’re nine and 10.”