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Local teams play in Dixie Baseball state tourneys

Three local Dixie Youth Baseball teams competed in their respective state tournaments last week and this week.

Jordan Aldridge

AAA

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.

Justice Buck

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.

O-Zone

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.

Contact Charles Curcio at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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