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SOUTH BOSTON –– Carroll County thumped Powhatan 14-3 in six innings Tuesday night to win the Dixie Pre-Majors (15-16s) state championship and earn a spot in the age group's world series, slated to begin next weekend in Ozark, Ala.
Carroll County will face the Tennessee state champs on Saturday, July 25 at 4 p.m. at G.W. Long High School and play at either 1 or 4 p.m. on Saturday, depending on the outcome of the opening game. The 12-team tournament includes the host team of Ozark plus state champions from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and South Carolina. An official tournament bracket can be found at www.dixie.org. Tuesday, Carroll County needed to win just one of two against Powhatan, a team it had defeated 16-0 earlier in the state tournament. Carroll jumped to a 6-0 lead after two innings and was never threatened, ending the game in six innings on the mercy rule. Complete coverage will appear in Friday's Gazette.