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Carter Thomasson stretches for the ball at second Saturday in O-Zone state tournament action at the Day Complex. (David Conner II photo) / July 08, 2019
The Halifax Dixie Youth O-Zone all stars are 2-0 in the state tournament at the Day Complex.

Halifax breezed Rustburg, 5-1, Saturday.

The locals have combined superb pitching with timely, productive offense. The mound staff had another quality outing, as Rustburg was contained Saturday. The visitors managed just one hit, while the local pitchers combined for seven strikeouts.

Starter Logan Smith worked 3.1 innings, allowing the lone hit and the only run produced by Rustburg. Reliever Lucas Newton had 2.2 innings of work, and continued to pitch effectively as Rustburg had no answers offensively. Halifax totaled four hits, five runs, with three RBI.

Newton went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Mason Rush had one RBI. Logan Clark went 0-for-2 with one RBI. C.J. Farley went 1-for-3. Paul Irby went 0-for-2 with a run scored.

Smith also had an RBI.

Halifax enjoyed quality pitch and timely hitting in a 6-1 win over Bedford Metro Friday night.

Halifax used three pitchers, including Logan Smith, Lukas Newton and Logan Clark. The trio combined on a one-hitter, with 11 strikeouts.

Smith worked two innings, allowing one hit and one earned run. He had three strikeouts and a walk.

Newton went 2.1 innings, with no hits allowed. He had five strikeouts and issued two walks.

The end game reliever, Logan Clark, went 1.2 scoreless innings, with three strikeouts.

Halifax had timely offense, generating six runs on seven hits. Logan Clark, Newton, Mason Rush and Eli Seamster hit doubles.

Logan Clark, Paul Irby, Lukas Newton and Logan Smith (three RBI) supplied the run-scoring ability.

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