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Dixie Boys tournament run ends
SoVaNow.com / July 18, 2013The regional tournament run for the Halifax County Dixie Boys 14-year-old all-stars has ended.
HC was eliminated Monday afternoon, losing 10-0 to a strong Buckingham team. HC finished with just six hits, including two in the first inning and two in the fourth. HC could not generate key offense when needed, as six runners were stranded. Braxton Giacherio and Ty Winters had singles with two out in the first, but both were stranded. Winters and Michael Gray later had singles in the fourth inning, but neither could get home.
Buckingham took command early, scoring three runs on two hits in the first inning. Buckingham broke it open with a five-run, two-hit second, while Buckingham added two more runs on two hits in the third.
Buckingham added three more hits in the lopsided win.
Buckingham made good use of the long ball. Austin Roach belted a two-run homer in the first inning and a grand slam in the second.
Earlier, HC eliminated Clarksville, 15-3 Sunday.
HC scored three runs on two hits in the first inning, adding one on two hits in the second. HC broke it open with a seven-run, eight-hit third, followed by a two-run, two hit fourth and a two-run, one-hit fifth.
Halifax County hurler Zach Chappell did a fine job on the mound in the win over Clarksville. He allowed three hits and stranded four. Chappell struck out three.
HC had little trouble generating offense in the win over Clarksville. Colby Pool, Ty Carrington and Ty Winters scored in the first inning for HC. Giacherio had an RBI groundout, while Clarksville errors contributed to the other HC runs in the first.
HC broke it open in the third inning, scoring seven runs.
Colby Pool belted a two-run double, while Ty Carrington had an RBI double. Ty Winters also had a run-scoring double and Chappell added a two-run single.
HC added two runs on the fourth. Chappell doubled and scored on a wild pitch. C. Pool had an RBI single.
HC added two more runs in the fifth.
Clarksville struggled in this tournament. Clarksville got an RBI single from Jaiden Barker in the second and another RBI from Aaron Baskerville in the second. Jeffrey Wilkinson had an RBI double in the third inning.
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