All-star time arrives
Published 11:09 am Friday, June 14, 2019
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
It’s tournament time.
All-star play in Dixie Youth Baseball gets started this weekend, with the 7-8-year-old district one tournament kicking off in Manchester.
The 9-10-year-old district tournament will be the following weekend in Thomaston with a pair of Troup County teams participating.
There is one Troup County 11-12-year-old all-star team, and it will go straight to the state tournament in Swainsboro.
There will be two local teams in this weekend’s 7-8-year-old tournament in Manchester.
The Troup National and Hogansville all-star teams will each play two games today in the double-elimination tournament.
They’ll each play their first game at 6 p.m., and a second game at 7:30 p.m.
After today’s games, there will be three teams remaining, while one team will be eliminated.
The tournament continues at 9 a.m. on Saturday in a game featuring the two remaining one-loss teams.
The two surviving teams meet in the championship game at 10:30 a.m., and if needed, a final game would be played at noon.
The 9-10-year-old district tournament begins June 21 in Thomaston, with two Troup County teams hoping to make a run at a title
The top finishers from the district tournaments quality for state.
Troup’s 11-12-year-old all-star team will go straight to the state tournament in Swainsboro on July 5.