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Dixie Boys lock up World Series berth / July 23, 2014
Sunday proved to be a World Series style buffet of baseball excitement for the Halifax County Dixie Boys 14s all stars.

Halifax rolled through three wins, and did what it needed to do to lock up a bid to the Dixie Boys World Series.

The locals will be traveling to Bossier City, La.

The locals open with Tennessee at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Halifax’s last win came with a 17-2 decision over Galax, giving the local all-stars the Virginia crown.

Halifax scored one run in the first inning. Will Scheier set the tone with a solo home run.

Neither team scored in the second inning, but then HC broke through with a five-run third.

Scheier singled and scored on Jake McLamb’s hit. After a hit by Parker Franklin and a walk to Evan Irby, Scott Nester cleared the bases with a triple. Nester scored on a ground out by Josh Barker.

Galax got a run in the fourth.

Halifax added two runs in the fifth. Four walks and a hit led to two more Halifax runs.

Halifax then ended any suspense with a nine-run sixth. Galax got its second run.

McLamb and Nester led Halifax with 3 hits, Franklin and Scheier added two hits apiece, and Dawson Watts, Lloyd, Hunter Watts and Barker all had one hit.

HC also capitalized on excellent pitcher. Scheier, Hunter Watts and McLamb combined to allow two runs on four hits in the game while striking out seven and walking three.

Earlier HC kept its momentum intact Sunday with a 17-5 win over Galax. It was the second of three games Sunday.

HC really poured on the offense in this one.

Halifax scored two runs in the first inning.

Scheier singled and scored on a double by Jake McLamb. McLamb scored on a double by Parker Franklin.

Galax scored two runs in its half of the second.

Galax scored two runs on two walks and three hits.

Both teams scored a run in the third.

Franklin doubled and scored on a single by Irby. Galax scored after a Halifax error and single

Neither team scored in the fourth. HC picked up four runs in the fifth. Franklin doubled and scored on a single by Irby. Dawson Watts singled in Barker and Lloyd doubled home Nester and Watts.

Halifax tacked on three in the sixth.

Franklin singled and later scored on Tata Logan’s fielder’s choice. Nester singled home Irby and Watts.

Halifax then outscored Galax, 6-2, in the seventh.

Franklin had a two run double that scored Lloyd and Scheier. Irby doubled home McLamb. Logan had a sac fly that scored Franklin. Nester singled home Irby and Lloyd had a sac fly that scored Hunter Watts.

Franklin had five hits, Irby and Nester had four, Dawson Watts and Nester had three, Lloyd and Scheier had two and Scheier and McLamb and Hunter Watts both added one hit.

Irby got the win on the mound, going six innings. He allowed three runs on four hits. Irby had three strikeouts and two walks.

HC earlier romped past Timberlake, 10-1.

Barker Nester and Watts combined to throw a three-hitter.

Scheier, Franklin , and Nester led Halifax with two hits each. McLamb and Hunter Watts both added one hit each.

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