Four teams eliminated during second day of state tournament

Published 11:05 pm Friday, July 14, 2017

Day two was elimination day at the 2017 Dixie Youth AAA Tournament at the Troy Sportsplex on Friday night.

There were a total of four elimination games played on Friday night and a total of four winner’s bracket games.

Alexandria overcome a tough one-run loss to Troy on Thursday night with an 11-2 win over Cherokee American on Friday.

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“The first game, everyone is nervous,” said Alexandria head coach Jonathan Heathcock. “We played a lot looser tonight. We made our plays; last night we had 10 errors. We hit the ball and we made our plays.”

Southeastern also had a comfortable win in round two when they defeated Decatur 10-0 to advance to Saturday.

“We really leaned on our pitching,” said Southeastern manager Jeff Corley. “Fleming Hall is my ace. He is a really good pitcher. I knew I could throw him for 40 today. If he threw the way we knew he could and throw three innings we would be ok.”

Tallassee and Enterprise also lived to see Saturday by picking up wins against Jacksonville and Selma.

In the winner’s bracket Troy had a dramatic 7-6 win over Moulten sending them into Saturday evening’s third round. Joining Troy will be Hueytown, Fairhope American and South Bibb.

The elimination games will once again kick off the day on Saturday morning. Moulten will take on Southeastern Blue, Mobile Municipal will go up against Enterprise American, Auburn Blue has a matchup with Tallassee and rounding out the elimination games will be Dothan American taking on Alexandria with each game starting at 10 a.m.

In the winner’s bracket Hueytown will take on Fairhope American, while South Bibb will take on Troy. Each of the winner’s bracket games will begin at 6 p.m.