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Dixie Youth Baseball

Dixie Youth BaseballCLARKTON – The Elizabethtown All-Stars advanced to the championship game of the District 2 Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Supplemental Tournament with a 14-6 victory over Whiteville Sunday night.

Elizabethtown will play the winner of Monday night’s Bladen County-Whiteville game Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the championship game.

DeVance Tatum smacked a one-out single in the Elizabethtown first inning but was retired on J. D. McArthur’s fielder’s choice. Niyah Wooten cracked a single, and Cade Rogers delivered a single that scored McArthur. Wilson Clifton slugged a double that scored Wooten.

In the Elizabethtown second, Walker Clifton, Fox Sutton and Cooper Long belted consecutive singles that produced a run with Clifton scoring on Long’s hit.

Elizabethtown broke the game open with a 7-run third inning. Tatum and McArthur started the inning with singles, and Wooten smashed a double that scored Tatum. Rogers clobbered a triple that scored McArthur and Wooten. Wilson Clifton ripped a double that plated Rogers.

Walker Clifton drove home Wilson Clifton with a single. Aiden Williams laced a single, and Jackson Hair knocked in Walker Clifton with a single. Long followed with a single that scored Williams and ended the inning with the tenth Elizabethtown run.

Omar Powell led off the Elizabethtown fourth with a single but was forced out on Tatum’s fielder’s choice. McArthur and Rogers belted singles that brought home Tatum.

Three more runs in the fifth closed out the Elizabethtown scoring. Seth Faircloth and Walker Clifton slammed singles, and Williams knocked them both in with a double. Hair drove in Williams with a single.

Rogers batted a perfect 3-3 with a triple to lead the Elizabethtown hitters. Wilson Clifton finished 3-3 at the plate with 2 doubles. Walker Clifton and Tatum also batted 3-3 in the game.

Wooten and Williams both finished 2-3 at the plate with a double each, and Hair and Long both batted 2-3. Powell, McArthur, Sutton and Faircloth added one hit each to the winners’ 24-hit attack.

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