ZC Belles to represent Alabama at World Series

Published 10:27 pm Thursday, July 25, 2013

Twelve players, three coaches and a slew of parents and supporters will make the 507 mile trek from Jack, Ala. to Alexandria, La. to take part in the 2013 Dixie Belles Softball World Series.

Zion Chapel won the state tournament two weeks ago in Smiths Station, and with it, earned the right to represent the state of Alabama in the World Series.

Chris Dewberry, Zion Chapel head coach said the girls earned the right to play for their state.

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“This team is made up of a bunch of outstanding individual girls,” Dewberry said. “We had a little big of trouble in the second game of the state tournament, but they regrouped and came back and won it. They deserved it.”

Zion Chapel won the Sub-District title, finished runner-up to Headland in the District and brought home the state title.

Zion Chapel has won their games by an average of more than 10 runs a game, and feels that his team can win the ultimate goal if they stay focused and disciplined at the plate.

“We just have to go out and play ball,” Dewberry said. “If our bats stay hot and keep our defense where it needs to be, I think we will Alabama really well.”

The 2013 Dixie Belles World Series gets underway on August 3, with Zion Chapel playing Virginia represented by state champion Crewe-Burkville.

“There has been a so much support for the girls from all over,” Dewberry said. “It’s not just from Jack, but from a lot of the surrounding communities. We will do our best to bring that trophy back home to southeast Alabama.”

The tournament begins on August 3.