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Dixie Boys go 0-2 in South Carolina / August 08, 2019
The Halifax County/Virginia champion Dixie Boys have been eliminated in World Series play in Aiken, S.C.

The local all-stars went 0-2 in the trip to the Palmetto State.

The Virginia champs bowed out following a 6-5 loss to Georgia Sunday.

The local all-stars came close in this one, falling short after a slow start.

Halifax scored one run in the first inning and then finished with a four-run rally in the seventh.

Georgia scored twice in the first, and added three in the third. Georgia produced the eventual winning run in the sixth.

Leadoff batter Tyler Collins scored in the first inning. He was hit by a pitch and Halifax later got a key single from Trevor Hazelwood.

Halifax had no significant offense in the second through the sixth innings.

Finally, in the seventh, Halifax picked up four runs.

The locals got four timely singles, including production at the top of the lineup from Collins and Josh Gunn.

In the last at-bat, Cody Casen and Trey Comer singled. Collins and Gunn followed with singles.

Cameron Carson delivered a RBI sacrifice fly. Trevor Hazelwood was walked intentionally. Dakii Chandler also had an RBI sacrifice fly, but the inning ended on a flyout.

Collins led the way with runs scored with two.

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