Newton All Stars play for state title
The summer baseball season is winding down and two All Star teams from the county are hoping to keep playing for a little longer.
The 13-under Newton County All-Stars opened the Junior Dixie Boys state tournament with two wins and can take the state title and earn a berth in the World Series with a win Tuesday. They won 10-9 and 10-6 in the double-elimina- tion tournament in Columbus.
In 14-under play, the team from Newton County also won both of its games over the weekend to put themselves in good position to earn the state berth in the Dixie Boys World Series.
Both teams played for a chance to move on Tuesday. The top team emerging from both tournaments advances to play in their respective world series. The Dixie Youth World Series is in Moore County, N.C.