Chambers flirts with perfection

from staff reports

   Coming close to pitching a rare perfect game, Drew Chambers still walked away with a no-hitter on Tuesday night, sending Burgie Drugs to a 2-1 Elizabethton National Little League victory over Six Sigma.
   Chambers' bid for perfection was broken up when the first batter reached base on an error in the sixth inning. Cody Tolley eventually came around to score for Sigma on a sacrifice by Cory Richardson, forging a 1-1 tie.
   Burgie bounced back in the bottom of the frame as Matt Febuary reached on a hit, then Aaron Vaughn knocked in Febuary to end the game and make a winner out of Chambers, who racked up 13 strikeouts.
   Absorbing the loss but turning in a real nice performance for Sigma was 10-year-old Richardson, who gave up only four hits.
   Lucas Birchfield, at 2-for-2, and Febuary, 2-for-3, showed the way at the dish for Burgie, which got 1-for-2 outings from Justin Bailey and Aaron Vaughn.
   Carter County Motors 10
   Tri-Cities Nissan 0
   Jake Hodge went 1-for-1 with a triple and pitched the first three innings to pick up a win as Carter County Motors handled Tri-Cities Nissan in four innings.
   Hodge gave up one hit during his time on the mound, then Stacey Sheffield finished out the game, also yielding one hit.
   Cody "The Rock" Hyder contributed two hits in three at-bats for CCM, while Tyler Burleson, Nick Kyte, Cody Anderson and Sheffield each batted 1-for-2.
   Ethan Fleenor's 1-for-1 was tops for Nissan. Taylor Gouge went 1-for-2.
   Motors grabbed a five-run lead in the top of the first.