Dixie Boys World Series highlights
Major League Baseball All-Stars Buster Posey, J.D. Drew, Mike Hampton and Juan Pierre all had their first taste of the spotlight during the Dixie Boys World Series, giving baseball fans their first sights of the future of baseball when they were just 13 and 14 years old.
Last week, there was a new generation of players who gave Newton County residents their first look at what may be a future MLB player or two as the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series put on a show from Sunday through Wednesday at City Pond Park.
The biggest highlight of the event, hosted for the fifth time by the Newton County Recreation Commission, was the host team, the Newton County AllStars, coming back from the brink of elimination to play in the championship game against Georgia’s World Series’ representative. But the World Series featured several other key games, moments and players to stand out in the memories of those who attended the 12-team tournament.
But of course, the players created the most buzz, led by Georgia’s Chandler Delevie. Georgia’s first baseman led the World Series’ field with four home runs, 17 runs batted in and 26 total bases. Newton County’s Nick Womack was second with three home runs followed by a bevy of players with two.
A Georgia player also led the World Series pitchers as Drew Reeves tallied the most strikeouts, with 20, including nine looking, was one of four players with two wins and had the most innings pitched with 13.