field by Everhart to make it 3-0. Dawson Weaver ended the inning after he left to early on tag from second base.
After putting up another run in the fifth inning, and facing a Newton threat, which made it a two-run game, Georgia led off the seventh inning with a single by Jalen Latta. Latta was driven home by the tournament’s leading run producer, Bryce Delevie.
Delevie, who hit .706 and had four home runs and 17 RBI’s in the tournament, was held in check much of Wednesday evening.
His first hit didn’t come until the seventh inning, but it Georgia was able to capitalize on Newton’s few pitching mistakes.
“He had a base hit but I think we proved he wasn’t Superman,” Hewell said.
The host team allowed the fourth fewest walks in the tournament, even though they made it further than 10 other teams, with 12 and allowed three and hit three batters on Wednesday night.
Despite the miscues, Newton gave up 10 hits, and struck out six batters in a combined effort by Nick Womack and Taylor.
Offensively, Newton County couldn’t get into scoring position throughout most of the game, get- ting just four batters into scoring position during the first five innings.
Newton County got its first run of the championship game in the bottom of the third inning after Phillip Rowe led off with a hit. Rowe then stole second, before coming home on a hit to center field by Jared Jones.
After a strikeout by Blake Shope, Nick Womack’s at bat was interrupted by a lightning postponement at 7:47 p.m. One hour and 21 minutes later the game resumed, but Newton couldn’t capitalize on its pre-storm momentum.
“It just killed the momentum we had going,” Hewell said.
Newton County would add a run in the sixth inning when Womack led off by hitting into an error. After two outs, Georgia committed another to allow Womack to score. Conner Hewell hit a sharp grounder to the third baseman, which was then bobbled by the first baseman allowing Womack to make the score 4-2 in favor of Georgia.
In the final frame, Newton County couldn’t produce a base runner and the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series came to its conclu- sion.
It’s the last time any of the Newton County All Stars will be able to play in Dixie Boys baseball but they went out representing their community and league well.
“All these kids, none of them have the opportunity to come back and play again,” Hewell said. “But they’ll be in high school, and I look forward to seeing them play there.”
A Newton County player slides into second during a win over Alabama in the semifinals of the Dixie Boys World Series Wednesday.