Dixie Youth, Boys tournaments

By: By Tyler Shugart - Special to The Union Times
Photo by Brett Shugart Union County’s Christian Hughey prepares to field a ball at third base during the Dixie Youth O’Zone State Tournament this past weekend.
Photo by Brett Shugart Union County’s Mason Small leads the Dixie Youth O’Zone Allstars Team down the line after the win on Sunday against Hilton Head to shake hands.
Photo by Brett Shugart Union County’s Tanner Hardin delivers a pitch to home plate during the Dixie Youth O’Zone State Tournament this past weekend.

UNION COUNTY — Postseason Dixie baseball play continued this past week with one local team was eliminated from play in a state tournament while another makes their bid to win the district and a slot in state competition this weekend.

Dixie Youth

The Union County Dixie Youth O’Zone Allstars opened up their State Tournament on Saturday as the host team at the Timken Sports Complex in Union. They lost the first game of the tournament on Saturday by a score of 5-2 to the Midland Allstars.

Union was able to bounce back on Sunday as they knocked off Hilton Head in an elimination game 3-2. Union took the lead in the fifth inning on a hit by Allstar Andrew Latham. Union would be eliminated from the tournament on Monday afternoon after they fell to Blythewood 3-1.

The State Tournament for the O’Zone Allstars continued this week at the Timken Sports Complex in Union with games scheduled through Wednesday.

Dixie Boys

Union County Dixie Boys, 13/14 year olds, will begin district play this weekend as they will host the District Tournament starting Saturday, July 14 (today). The winner of the district will advance to the State Tournament in Aiken that starts on Friday, July 20.

Photo by Brett Shugart Union County’s Christian Hughey prepares to field a ball at third base during the Dixie Youth O’Zone State Tournament this past weekend.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Christian-Hughey.jpgPhoto by Brett Shugart Union County’s Christian Hughey prepares to field a ball at third base during the Dixie Youth O’Zone State Tournament this past weekend.

Photo by Brett Shugart Union County’s Mason Small leads the Dixie Youth O’Zone Allstars Team down the line after the win on Sunday against Hilton Head to shake hands.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Mason-Small.jpgPhoto by Brett Shugart Union County’s Mason Small leads the Dixie Youth O’Zone Allstars Team down the line after the win on Sunday against Hilton Head to shake hands.

Photo by Brett Shugart Union County’s Tanner Hardin delivers a pitch to home plate during the Dixie Youth O’Zone State Tournament this past weekend.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Tanner-Hardin.jpgPhoto by Brett Shugart Union County’s Tanner Hardin delivers a pitch to home plate during the Dixie Youth O’Zone State Tournament this past weekend.
Dixie Youth eliminated; Boys play this weekend

By Tyler Shugart

Special to The Union Times

Tyler Shugart is the host of “Bump and Run” from 7-9 a.m. on Fox Sports 1400 AM 98.3 FM in Spartanburg. He can be reached at [email protected]

Tyler Shugart is the host of “Bump and Run” from 7-9 a.m. on Fox Sports 1400 AM 98.3 FM in Spartanburg. He can be reached at [email protected]