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Brayden Moore pitched a four-hitter and added two base hits and two RBI, and Will Scheier, Josh Barker and Dawson Watts each had two RBI as the Halifax County Dixie Junior Boys baseball all-star team bashed Georgia 12-1 in five innings Saturday in the Dixie Baseball Junior Boys World Series in Columbus, Georgia.

Clay Lloyd added an RBI for Halifax County, which scored six runs on a two-run hit by Moore, walks to Barker, Hunter Watts, Parker Franklin, two hit batsmen and two errors in the first inning.

Lloyd added an RBI groundout and Sheier another RBI on a fielder’s choice to make it 6-0.

Singles by Lloyd, Evan Irby and Barker, a walk to Hunter Watts and a two-run double by Scheier made it 8-0 after two innings, and a four-run third hiked the lead to 12-0.

A Moore single, Dawson Watts RBI double, Irby single and Barker two-run single helped Halifax score its final runs of game, more than enough to offset a solo home run by Georgia in the top of the fifth inning.

Moore allowed one run on four hits, while striking out four batters and walking two, and Sheier got the final two outs of the game with only two pitches.

Halifax finished with nine hits, two each by Moore, Barker and Irby, while Dawson Watts, Lloyd and Scheier each added one hit.

Halifax County took advantage of nine walks issued by Georgia pitching in the win.

Halifax County played Mississippi last night in an effort to improve to 2-0 in the series.


Darlings romp to World Series opening win

Shamya Hankins and Kylie Satterfield hit home runs, and the Halifax American Darlings all-stars romped past Georgia 20-3 Saturday in Alexandria, Louisiana in the Dixie Softball Darlings World Series.

American scored four runs off six hits in the first inning, nine runs off nine hits in the third inning and seven runs off seven hits in the fourth inning.

Georgia scored three runs off three hits in the first inning but was held to only four hits the next three innings.

Halifax American finished with 22 hits for the game, with Hankins going 3-3 with a fence-clearing home run, and Satterfield going 3-3 with an inside-the-park home run.

Trinity Martin went 3-3 with a double and two singles; Sarah Watts 3-3 with three singles; Lynia Reed 2-3 with two triples; Ashlyn Strickland 2-3 with a double; Madison Barnes 2-3 with two singles; Samantha Velazquez and Saviana Bailey each 1-2 with a single; and Kamyria Woody-Giggetts and Brittany Barksdale each 1-3 with a hit apiece.

Halifax American played Tennessee last night in an effort to improve to 2-0 in the World Series.



SoBo drops O-Zone opener

The South Boston American O-Zone all-stars could not recover from a 4-1 deficit after one inning and lost to Georgia 8-2 Saturday in its Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone World Series opener in Laurel, Mississippi.

Alex Lowery led South Boston with two hits in the four-inning game, including a single in the first inning, before he advanced to third on a passed ball and Christian Worley single and scored on a wild pitch.

Georgia scored four runs on four hits and a South Boston American error in the bottom of the first inning, and they added a run off no hits and three American errors in the bottom of the second to take a 5-1 lead.

South Boston added its final run in the top of the third inning when Daniel Lacks reached base after being hit by a pitch and later scored on a wild pitch.

Lowery got his second hit of the game in the third and stole second base but was stranded after a strikeout to end the inning.

Georgia added three runs off three hits in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 8-2 lead, and South Boston failed to score in the top of the fourth despite a single by Jimmy Wilkins.

Brandon Morris, Jared Dawson and Lowery shared time on the mound against Georgia, with South Boston pitching giving up five earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

South Boston played Arkansas Sunday needing a win to stay alive in the World Series.



Angels fall in opener

Only four batters reached base, and the Halifax National Angels X-Play all-stars dropped their Dixie Softball X-Play Angels World Series opener Saturday with a 10-0 loss to South Carolina in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Halifax National’s best chance to score came in its first at-bat, when Sarah Gordon walked, Autumn Younger singled and Kaitlyn Richardson also walked to load the bases.

South Carolina got out of the jam with the help of a double play to keep National off the board.

National had only one other base runner for the game, that coming in the second inning on a walk to Madison Watkins, but she was stranded without advancing into scoring position.

Gracie Wagstaff hurled all four innings for Halifax National, giving up 10 hits while striking out three batters and walking two.

Halifax National returned to the field Sunday needing a win to stay alive in the World Series.