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Halifax County routs Carroll County in Junior Boys opener

The Halifax County Dixie Junior Boys all-star team pounded out 26 hits and scored 28 runs to beat Carroll County 28-10 Saturday in the Dixie Junior Boys state tournament at the Day Complex in South Boston.

Halifax County played Franklin County on Sunday in an effort to remain undefeated in the four-team tournament.

Carroll County had defeated Franklin County 21-10 on Friday on the opening day of the tourney.

The Day Complex also is hosting the Dixie Boys State Tournament, with action in that tourney also starting on Friday.

Goochland County defeating Pulaski County 23-1, and Buckingham County routed Galax 12-1 on Friday.

Pulaski rebounded on Saturday to defeat Galax 13-2, while Goochland County defeated Buckingham County 10-1.


Halifax County 28 Carroll County 10

Jake McLamb had a double, three singles and four RBI, and Brayden Moore had a double, three singles and three RBI to lead Halifax County in its win over Carroll County.

Halifax County held a 5-1 lead after one inning on singles by Moore, Dawson Watts, Clay Lloyd, McLamb, Evan Irby, Will Scheier and Josh Barker, and it took a 12-2 lead after two innings.

Moore, Dawson Watts, Lloyd, McLamb (RBI), Irby (RBI), Barker (RBI), Hunter Watts and Moore (two-run double) got hits for Halifax in the second inning.

Lloyd doubled and scored on a McLamb RBI single in the third inning but added 15 runs on 10 hits in the fourth to help end the game.

Parker Franklin had a double and two base hits in the fourth inning, Dawson Watts and Josh Barker hit doubles, Hunter Watts a triple, and Irby (RBI) and Moore (RBI) base hits.

McLamb had a single and two RBI and Scheier a base hit for Halifax County.

Carroll County scored five runs off two hits in the third and two runs off no hits in the fourth inning, but it wasn’t enough to avoid ending the game under the mercy rule.

Scheier and Moore shared pitching duties for Halifax County in the game, striking out a total of eight batters.

Halifax pitching yielded eight hits and 11 walks, and they committed six errors, while Carroll County pitching yielded 26 hits and three walks.

Carroll County committed six errors for the contest.