Lo­cal baseball teams vie for Dizzy Dean District 1 ti­tles and state tour­na­ment berths.

Walker County Messenger - - Front Page - By Scott Herpst sherpst@npco.com

The 14-year-old Rossville Baseball Dis­ci­ples went 4-0 to win the Dizzy Dean District 1 tour­na­ment, which con­cluded on Mon­day, June 12 at Rossville City Park.

Rossville opened with wins over the Boyn­ton Tigers and Trion be­fore a win­ners’ bracket fi­nal vic­tory over the Boyn­ton Red Sox. They ad­vanced to the fi­nals where they han­dled Sum­merville to claim the ti­tle.

The Dis­ci­ples will be­gin play in the Dizzy Dean North Ge­or­gia Sanc­tioned State tour­na­ment on Fri­day, June 23. The tour­na­ment will also be held at Rossville City Park.

Rock Spring’s 9-yearold made it to the fi­nals of their District 1 tour­na­ment in Trion, but fell twice to the host team and had to set­tle for the run­nerup tro­phy. De­spite the loss, Rock Spring qual­i­fied for the Dizzy Dean North Ge­or­gia Sanc­tioned State tour­na­ment in Can­ton, start­ing June 23.

Two other District 1 tour­na­ments also fin­ished up. Dade County won the 7-yearold tour­na­ment at Chat­tanooga Val­ley, beat­ing the Ring­gold Raiders for the cham­pi­onship. Both teams have qual­i­fied for the Dizzy Dean North Ge­or­gia Sanc­tioned State tour­na­ment at Sandy Plains on June 23, while the Dizzy Dean North Ge­or­gia In­vi­ta­tional State tour­na­ment will be played in Boyn­ton.

And in the 11-yearold fi­nals, LFO de­feated Ring­gold twice for the crown. Both teams will ad­vance to the Dizzy Dean North Ge­or­gia Sanc­tioned State tour­na­ment in Ac­worth.

This past week, the 5-year-old district tour­na­ment was held in Boyn­ton and the home team won af­ter sweep­ing Dade County in a best-of-three series.

The re­main­ing three District 1 tour­na­ments were sched­uled to be com­pleted this past

Mon­day, but due to news­pa­per dead­lines, re­sults were not avail­able as of press time.

The Chicka­mauga Storm and the Boyn­ton Barons were slated to play in the fi­nals of the 6-year-old tour­na­ment at Boyn­ton. Rock Spring fin­ished third in the tour­na­ment. In Sum­merville, the host team will face LaFayette in the 8-year-old tour­na­ment fi­nals. In Chicka­mauga, the 10-year-old tour­na­ment fi­nals will see Sum­merville take on Boyn­ton, while the 12-year-old fi­nals in Tren­ton will see Trion face off with Dade County.

Brack­ets can be found at dizzy­deanga. org.

Pitcher Dy­lan Dyer of the Rossville Baseball Dis­ci­ples fires to­ward the plate dur­ing a tour­na­ment game at Rossville City Park. Dyer and the Dis­ci­ples won the Dizzy Dean District 1 cham­pi­onship and will play in the North Ge­or­gia State Tour­na­ment...

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