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SoVaNow.com / July 29, 2013The South Boston American O-Zone All-Stars will represent Virginia as they travel to Laurel, Miss., to compete in the Dixie Youth O-Zone World Series.
South Boston downed Christiansburg, 13-3, in Wednesday’s state final.
South Boston won the title in dominating style versus a great Christiansburg team that had just defeated the local all-stars, 12-9, the previous night to force the playoff game.
South Boston has been almost methodical in the way it handled opponents, on offense and defense. SB defeated Christiansburg on Friday 10-3, Rustburg on Saturday 11-0, Galax on Sunday 20-2 and Rustburg again on Monday, 10-5. The team’s only loss came to Christiansburg in its Tuesday night game.
South Boston American came out in the top of the first with bats blazing. Alex Lowery had a leadoff single. Dexter Dixon and Brandon Morris were walked. With one out, Christian Worley ripped a two-run double. Jimmy Wilkins followed with a single, plating runners. Lowery, Dixon, Morris, Worley and Wilkins scored for the 5-0 mid-inning total. Christiansburg followed with two runs in the first. Zach Durham was hit by a pitch to get on base. Dakota Sisson popped a single and R. McFee doubled to center field. Durham and Sisson crossed home to get the game within three. South Boston moved five more players home in the second. Jonathan Schiederer drew a lead off walk, followed by a Lowery walk, with one out. Morris and Seth Dawson slapped singles and Worley walked. Schiederer, Lowery, Morris. S. Dawson and Worley added the runs. Wilkins and J. Dawson were left on base. Christiansburg added its final run in the second. Brady Kirtner reached base on an error. With two down, N. Jenkins was walked. A single by Kaden Forester plated Kirtner. South Boston added two runs in the third. Lowery slashed a single to deep-center and Dixon and Morris were walked. A powerful double by Worley scored Lowery and Morris.
Dexter Dixon delivered South Boston’s final run when he cracked a homer over the left center wall for the 13-3 final.
South Boston scored its 13 runs off of eight hits. Christiansburg had its three runs off of three hits. Lowery controlled the mound for South Boston.
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