- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
A 15-5 loss to Brunswick County, North Carolina, left the Halifax County Dixie Boys all-stars with a 2-1 record in the Dixie Boys World Series being played in Christiansburg. Halifax County won its opener 2-1 over Troup County, Georgia on Saturday and followed that up with an 8-1 win over Searcy, Arkansas the next day before falling to Brunswick County.
Halifax County played Mississippi last night in an effort to stay alive in the World Series.
North Carolina 15 Halifax County 5
Justin Womack and Michael Watts had solo home runs and Halifax County finished with seven hits overall, but it wasn’t enough in a 15-5 loss to North Carolina.
Womack had a home run and Nick Lewis, Will Harris, Tyler Stephens, Andrew McCann and Michael Watts a hit apiece for Halifax County, which scored a run in the second off Womack’s homer.
Halifax County added two runs in the third inning on a walk to Ryan Powell, an RBI double by Harris and a RBI single by Stephens.
Watts hit a solo home run in the fourth, Chase Wilkerson walked, and Lewis and McCann added base hits for Halifax County as it posted its final runs of the game.
Powell started the game and pitched the first two and one-third innings, before Wilkerson came to the mound to pitch the next two and two-thirds innings.
The game was called in the top of the sixth inning.
Halifax County 8 Arkansas 1
Womack and Hunter Watts combined to hurl a six-hitter, and Halifax County defeated Searcy, Arkansas for its second win of the World Series.
Womack had three hits to lead Halifax County, while Harris, Michael Watts and Wilkerson each had two hits and Tyler Wall and Stephens one hit apiece.
Halifax County scored all its runs in two innings, four in the first and four in the fourth inning. Singles by Harris and Stephens preceded an RBI hit by Watts in the first inning.
Wilkerson singled and scored on a throwing error by the catcher and Wall hit an RBI single to make it 4-1 after one inning.
Harris singled in the fourth, went to second on a throwing error and scored on an error on a flyball hit by Stephens. Stephens stole second and scored on an RBI double by Womack.
Pinch runner McCann scored on a RBI double by Michael Watts, and Watts scored on a RBI single by Wilkerson to make it 8-1.
Womack allowed one run on five hits while striking out six batters in six innings of work on the mound, and Hunter Watts allowed no runs on one hit while striking out two batters in the seventh inning.