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SoBo all-stars finish third in state O-Zone tourney

The South Boston O-Zone all-stars finished in third-place with a 2-2 record at the Virginia Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone State Tournament in Amherst.

South Boston lost to unbeaten Appomattox 9-2 Monday night after an 11-10 win over North Roanoke the night before to stave off elimination.

 

Appomattox 9 

South Boston 2

South Boston scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning but it wasn’t enough in a 9-2 loss to Appomattox that eliminated them from the tournament.

Appomattox scored two runs off one hit, walk and South Boston error in the first and two runs off a hit and two-run homer in the second, before adding an unearned run in the fourth off a hit and South Boston error.

Appomattox scored four runs off four hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, but South Boston tried to rally in its last at-bat with two runs off three hits, including a single by J.D. Powell, RBI triple by Devyn Moran and RBI hit by Christian Worley.

Hunter Watts finished with two hits for South Boston and Alex Lowery added a base hit, in addition to the triple by Moran and singles by Powell and Worley.

Watts started the game and pitched into the fifth inning before Lowery came to the mound to finish the game, with each pitcher recording two strikeouts.

 

South Boston 11

North Roanoke 10

A six-run fifth inning helped South Boston stem a North Roanoke rally and stay alive with a one-run win on Sunday.

South Boston scored four runs in the first inning starting when Worley singled and advanced on a Lowery fielder’s choice.  Watts walked, Dylan Stolzenthaler executed a suicide squeeze bunt single for an RBI, and Dillon Davis hit a two-run double before Mykell Morris hit an RBI single to score Davis.

North Roanoke scored three runs off three hits in the bottom of the first, but neither team scored until the fourth inning where South Boston added a run on a Morris hit and an RBI hit by Evan McNamee, and North Roanoke scored four runs on three hits.

Trailing 7-5 going into the fifth inning, South Boston rallied for six runs on seven hits on singles by Worley, Lowery, Stolzenthaler and McNamee in addition to doubles by Davis and Morris.

North Roanoke scored two runs on three hits in the fifth and one run on a walk and base hit in its last at-bat, but South Boston held on for the win.

Moran, McNamee, Lowery and Watts went to the mound for South Boston, with McNamee, Lowery and Watts each recording one strikeout.