Local teams play in Dixie Baseball state tourneys
Published 3:33 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Three local Dixie Youth Baseball teams competed in their respective state tournaments last week and this week.
South Stanly competed in the 16-team AAA state tournament in Ash, hosted by Waccamaw Dixie Youth Baseball. South won the district tournament posting a perfect 5-0 mark.
In the first round, South lost 15-3 to Leland but bounced back in the opening round of the losers bracket with a 13-3 win over Richlands.
South won 4-1 to eliminate Dunn, but was eliminated from the tournament by Columbus County, 3-1.
Leland, the team that beat South in the first round, went undefeated in winning the state championship.
South Stanly and West Stanly both advanced to the O-Zone state touurnament in Eden, with West receiving a first-round bye.
South played in the first round Saturday and advanced with a 7-2 win over Hope Mills. South and West faced off on the diamond Sunday, where South earned a 7-3 win.
On Monday, South lost to Lee County 9-3 to fall to the losers bracket. The team’s next matchup was against West Stanly who advanced with a 12-1 win Monday over Oxford. South got the win over West Tuesday 15-5.
South Stanly got the win over West Stanly Tuesday 15-5 to stay alive in the tournament.
On Wednesday, South was scheduled to play West Chatham.
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