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Four Selma teams 2 tournaments away from World Series

The Selma Times-Journal

Less than two weeks ago, Selma&8217;s Dixie Majors and Pre Majors teams were one loss from postseason elimination.

This weekend, they play to advance to state tournaments.

The Majors play in the sub-state tournament at Paterson Field in Montgomery Friday through Sunday. The tournament will follow a round-robin format. Selma plays at 1 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 4 p.m., Sunday.

The winner advances to the state tournament in Tuscumbia for a three-game series with the north-state champion July 18-20.

The state champion advances to the Dixie World Series in Dyersburg, Tenn.

The Pre Majors play in the sub-state tournament July 11-13 in Ozark.

Like the Majors tournament, the Pre Majors tournament follows a round-robin format. Selma plays at 4 p.m., Friday; 1 p.m., Saturday; and 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday.

Like the Majors, the Pre Majors’ winner advances to the state tournament in Tuscumbia for a three-game series with the north-state champion July 18-20.

The state champion advances to the Dixie World Series in Dyersburg.

Unlike the Dixie Boys and Junior Boys, the Majors and Pre Majors teams do not have the luxury of a bye.

The Dixie Boys and Junior Boys earned one-seeds and byes by winning their district tournaments Tuesday night in Prattville.

With four teams participating in state tournaments over the next two weeks, Selma has four legitimate World Series contenders.