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South Boston advances in O-Zone
SoVaNow.com / July 28, 2014Scottsburg has been eliminated in state Dixie Youth O-zone state tournament, and the South Boston allstars remain alive in the postseason event at the Day Complex.
South Boston Dixie Youth is hosting 17 teams in both the O-Zone and AAA state tournaments.
South Boston was 1-1 in state 0-Zone action and was playing again Sunday, while Scottsburg dropped both games.
The local all-stars eliminated Carroll County 10-4 on Saturday.
South Boston had one run in the third, one run in the fourth, four runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth.
The locals played solid baseball and had contributors throughout the lineup. Thomas Lee singled, doubled and scored a run. Jared Dawson homered in the bottom of the third, added a single and scored three.
Zack Lowery cracked two singles and scored a run. Harrison Culpepper walked. Jackson Dunavant walked and drew a single. Jared Dawson walked and scored a run. Ali Ferrell singled and scored a run. Colby Hancock walked and scored a run.
L.J. Reed walked, singled and scored two runs.
In earlier action, Salem edged South Boston, 3-2, in a battle where home run power set the stage.
Lance Price smashed the decisive deep blast in the seventh inning for Salem.
South Boston got solo homers from Culpepper in the second and Lowery in the fifth.
Scottsburg, meanwhile, lost on successive nights in this state tournament.
Rustburg blanked Scottsburg, 10-0, in opening night action. Rustburg erupted for four runs in the second, five runs in the third, one run in the fourth.
Scottsburg went scoreless on its side. Ben Irby walked in the first. Nick Hamlett had the lone hit, a single in the fourth.
Scottsburg dropped a tough 9-7 loss to Bedford Saturday.
Bedford scored three runs in its second inning, added five runs in the third and one in the fourth. Bedford had 14 hits in the win, featuring a home run by Avery Salyer.
Scottsburg got four runs in its half of the fourth inning and two runs in the sixth.
Leo Noblin singled and doubled. Noblin also scored a run.
Jaxon Lloyd drew a pair of walks and scored a run. Ben Irby had two walks, a single and two runs scored.
Kvon Scott had two singles and scored one run. Blake Duffer had a single.
Nicholas Hamlett doubled and singled. Ty Parkman singled and scored a run.
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