Schedule set for state tourney
By Kevin Eckleberry
LAGRANGE – The schedule is set.
The Troup National 11-12-year-old all-stars, after rolling to the district championship, will begin play in the Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament on Friday in Eatonton.
It will be an eight-team tournament, and there will be two four-team pools.
The top two teams from each pool will advance to the final four on July 21, also in Eatonton.
First up for Troup National will be a showdown with West Augusta on Friday at 5:45 p.m.
Troup National will play two games on Saturday.
Troup National will play Seminole County at 1:15 p.m., and it will wrap up pool play with a game against Manchester at 8 p.m.
The teams in the other pool are Crawford County, Swainsboro, Taylor County and Wrens.
Troup National, Taylor County and Manchester were all in the District 1 tournament at the Harris Baseball Complex.
Troup National won that tournament with a 4-0 record, and it beat Taylor County in the championship game.
The state winner will advance to the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series in Oxford, Ala. in August.