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Dixie Majors ousted from World Series

A promising start for the Virginia champion South Boston Dixie Majors all-star team in the Dixie Majors World Series in Laurel, Miss. quickly went awry.

South Boston won its World Series opener on Saturday, edging Tennessee 4-3, but found the going tough once reaching the winner’s bracket.

Defending World Series Champion Paris, Texas shut out South Boston 7-0 Sunday. South Boston then faced the Florida champion in a game at 9:30 a.m. Monday and was shut out 10-0, putting an end to the team’s World Series bid.

Complete details of the two games were not available at press time yesterday.

South Boston had only five base runners in Sunday’s game against Texas as Texas pitcher Corban Taylor allowed only two hits and walked three batters.

Texas scored three runs in the third inning, added two runs in the sixth inning and plated two more runs in the seventh inning. 

A balk called against South Boston resulted in one of the three runs Texas scored in the third inning. Two South Boston errors in the sixth inning aided the Texas rally in that inning. 

In the top of the seventh inning, Texas took advantage of three hits, a sacrifice bunt and a passed ball to score its two runs.