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Four teams taking part in sub-state

The Selma Times-Journal

On Saturday, the futures of the Selma Dixie Majors and Pre Majors baseball teams were dismal. After Sunday, glancing at them required sunglasses.

The Dixie Majors overcame a Friday loss to win the District IV tournament by taking games two and three from Prattville.

The Pre Majors fell to Wetumpka in the second-game of a round-robin tournament early Saturday afternoon. Prattville knocked off Wetumpka in the nightcap to force an unusual situation Sunday.

The three one-loss teams drew for a bye. Wetumpka drew it, and Selma had to play two to win the tournament. Selma won both games in dominant fashion.

The wins propelled Selma’s Dixie baseball program into uncharted waters. All four of Selma’s Dixie-affiliated team &045; Dixie Majors, Dixie Pre Majors, Dixie Boys and Dixie Junior Boys &045; will take part in sub-state tournaments.

The Dixie Majors and Pre Majors district tournaments take place July 11-13.

The Majors play in Montgomery. The Pre Majors play in Ozark. The winners of both tournaments advance to state tournaments in Tuscumbia to face the north-state champions July 18-20.

The Dixie Majors and Pre Majors state champions advance to their respective World Series in Dyersburg, Tenn.

The Dixie Boys and Junior Boys play in district tournaments in Prattville on July 18-20. The tournaments will determine seeding in the sub-state tournaments, as all participating teams have already qualified.

The Dixie Boys and Junior Boys sub-state tournaments take place July 18-20. The Dixie Boys play in Thomasville and the Junior Boys play in Eufala. The winners of both tournaments advance to state tournaments in Selma to face the north-state champions July 25-27.

The Dixie Boys state champion advances to the Dixie Boys World Series in Covington, Ga. The Dixie Junior Boys state champion advances to the Dixie Junior Boys World Series in Junior Dixie Boys World Series – Bluffton, SC.