BARTOW, Fla. — The Lee County Dixie League baseball team, representing all of Georgia, dropped its first game of the World Series late Monday night, 10-2, against Team Florida.
Lee County must now win today at 6 p.m. against Team Mississippi to keep its hopes alive of bringing the World Series title back to Leesburg. Both teams are 2-1 and will be fighting out of the losers’ bracket.
Garrett Suiter did his part Monday for Lee with a hit and a solo home run, while Fred West notched a hit and scored Lee’s only other run on a sac fly RBI from T.Z. Grace.
There are six teams left, and if Lee County wins today, it will reach the finals, where it will need to beat whichever undefeated team it faces twice.
SGA opens season early, off to 5-2 start
DAMASCUS — The SGA softball team improved to 5-2 on Monday after an 11-3 rout in six innings of Randolph Southern.
Allison Warren got the win after pitching 3 1/3 innings, then Allison Houston came in and closed out the win. The duo gave up just five hits, all of which were singles.
SGA recorded eight hits, also all singles, and no player had one more than. Kelley Whitaker and Warren each finished with three RBI, while Addison Ponder had two RBI. Alana McCook led Randolph with two hits.
SGA got its season started early over the weekend when it went 4-2 in the 1st Strike Tournament in Macon, winning the tourney’s “Silver” bracket. Baylee Everson led the way with eight hits and five RBI over the six games, while Kendyl Carver added five doubles.