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