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.