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Dixie 13-14 year olds get off to strong start in state tournament

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The Halifax County Dixie Boys all-stars are involved in state tournament action in Charlotte County are, from left, Trevor Hazelwood, Christian Newton, Ryan Duffer, Cody Cason, Scott Carson, coach, Greyson Parker, Dakii Chandler, Cameron Carson, Matt Gunn, coach, Hunter Howerton, Jayke Owen, Joshua Gunn, Graham Parker and Tyler Collins. Not pictured, Trey Comer. (Submitted photo) / July 08, 2019
The Halifax Dixie Boys 13-14 year-olds have started with a 3-0 mark in state tournament play in Charlotte County.

Halifax won Saturday, completing a 14-3 rout of host Charlotte County. The game was called due to the mercy rule.

Halifax had a comprehensive display of offensive highlights.

The locals had 15 hits Saturday, including a double and another hit from Tyler Collins. Joshua Gunn tripled and singled. Cameron Carson also had two hits.

Trevor Hazelwood had three hits, including a double, triple and home run.

Trey Comer hit a double and also singled.

Dakii Chandler belted two hits.

Graham Parker also had one hit.

Halifax also had a reliable pitching effort Saturday from D. Chandler. He worked two innings and surrendered one run. Hazelwood had a scoreless stint, and Cody Casen had a two-run stint in relief.

Halifax had to play twice Friday, winning over Buckingham, 8-4.

Buckingham had a 3-0 lead early, but the locals had a rally in the second inning. Halifax had nine hits on the day, and T. Hazelwood supplied a key double in the final frame.

Hazelwood had two RBI on the extra base hit.

Tyler Collins pitched all five innings, surrendering four runs with three strikeouts.

Halifax later defeated the Charlotte County 14s, 13-2.

Halifax belted 16 hits, and Cameron Carson dominated on the mound. Cody Casen also pitched well in relief.

T. Hazelwood hit another blast out of the park.

Halifax and another seeded team were playing yesterday to avoid elimination, with two other top seeds coming from Madison Heights to settle the state crown.

The locals are seeking to make the World Series for this age classification in South Carolina.

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