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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Host South Boston picks up opening win in AAA at Day Complex

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Senaj Jeffreys snags the ball at second for the South Boston minors. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / July 28, 2014
The South Boston Dixie Youth AAA allstars picked up at 16-9 win in its state tournament opener against Brunswick Saturday.

South Boston produced plenty of offensive firepower in the victory.

The local all-stars scored six runs in the second inning. South Boston added seven runs in the third. The local all-stars had three in the fifth. Colin Saunders and Jackson Newton had a respectable outing on the mound, with both pitchers going three innings.

Both hurlers had robust offensive support.

SB leadoff hitter Semaj Jeffreys had an RBI fielder’s choice in the win. No 2. hitter Saunders hit two singles and scored twice. Saunders had an RBI single.

Kameron Roberts walked twice and singled twice and scored two runs. Roberts had an RBI single.

Jackson Newton lined a two-run single, walked twice and scored two runs. Grayson Ballance singled and reached on an error and scored twice.

Damion Conner hit an RBI single, reached on an error and scored two runs. Trevor Mahan walked and scored one run.

Jayveon Williams brought home two runs on walks, scored once, and added a single. Shaun Gacenon walked twice, had an RBI and scored two runs. Cameron Nelson added an RBI walk.

Brunswick scored two runs in the first, four in the second, one in the third, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth, but could not keep pace.



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