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Pre-Majors Tourney opens Friday

Nine teams, including the Halifax-County South Boston all-stars, will compete for the Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors State Tournament title in the tournament set to begin Friday at C.H. Friend Field in South Boston.

Halifax County-South Boston will play Goochland Friday at 7 p.m. in the opening day of the tournament.

The tournament begins at 10 a.m. Friday with a game between Mecklenburg and Carroll County, followed by a 1 p.m. game between Franklin County and Amherst.

Buckingham and Powhatan play at 4 p.m. before Halifax County-South Boston and Goochland play the opening-day finale.

A win Friday has Halifax County-South Boston playing at 7 p.m. Saturday, while a loss in its opening game has Halifax County-South Boston playing at 4 p.m. Saturday. 

Amelia drew a bye for the opening day and plays the winner of the Franklin County-Amherst game at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Admission to the tournament is free for children under the age of 6.

Admission is $5 on opening day (Friday) for children ages 6-12 and $6 for adults ages 13 and up.

Admission for the remainder of the tournament is $4 for children ages 6-12 and $5 for adults ages 13 and up.

The extra $1 charged on opening day per person goes toward a Dixie Baseball scholarship fund.

The Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors state champion will travel to Guntersville, Alabama for the Pre-Majors World Series starting July 26.