The Dizzy Dean South State tournament will begin today in four different age groups. The tournament will be contested in four different locations as well. West Pointâ€™s Park and Recreation department will be represented by three teams in three age groups. The Following is their schedules and location for this weekend.
West Point U-8 All-Stars
West Pointâ€™s U-8 All-Star will be competing in Starkville at McKee Park. The All-Stars are one of seventeen teams that are vying for a Dizzy Dean South State Championship. The tournament is double-elimination.
The Comeback Kids were at it again in Omaha. Once again, for the second time in as many games in CWS action, a key two-out RBI hit in the eighth by a Bulldog while trailing led to ultimate victory for the Diamond Dawgs, this time over the Hoosiers, as the Bulldogs (50-18) advance to the bracket finals with a 5-4 victory over Indiana (49-15). Delivering the key two-out RBI hit on this occasion was PH/DH Trey Porter, who blasted a the two run single into the outfield to allow MSU to take the lead for good over the Hoosiers.
The Diamond Dawgs made the most out of their first trip to Omaha since 2007, defeating #3 national seed Oregon State by a score of 5-4 in Game 1 of the College World Series. The game saw the Bulldogs (49-18) come from behind twice to pull the victory out over the Beavers (50-12), including a two out RBI double by 1B Wes Rea in the eighth to put the Dawgs ahead for good.
The Braves won First-Place in the 7-8 year-old girls softball league. On the front row from left are Ella Portera, Allison Brents, Jamesha Fears, Harley Vaughn and Amiyah Tallie. On the second row from left are Jaycee Hudson, Josie Facella, Presley Glusenkamp, Morgan Smith, Aamelie Hunter and Alece Watkins. On the back row from left are coaches John David Higginbotham, James Daniels and Matt Glusenkamp. Submitted Photo