Tupelo 49ers win 49er Invitational

The 49ers beat the Pontotoc Red Sox 6-5 in Sunday's championship game.

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 12:03 AM
Updated: Jul 9, 2018 12:04 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A six-run first inning propelled the Tupelo 49ers to victory over the Pontotoc Red Sox in the championship game of the 49ers Invitational American Legion baseball tournament.

The 49ers led 6-3 after and inning, and held on for a 6-5 win.

Tupelo beat Pulaski, Tennessee 14-4 in an earlier semifinal.

Pontotoc edged Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2-0 in the other semifinal matchup.

The Hattiesburg based Hub City Bombers beat Huntsville, Alabama 9-8 in the consolation game.

The 49ers will host the American Legion senior state tournament July 26-29.

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