Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Madison Heights goes to the Dixie Youth World Series!
This article mentions my grandson, Cody Lang! We are quite excited even though we are the runners-up!
Madison Heights, VA - Unbeaten Rustburg edged Madison Heights last night in the championship game of the Dixie 'O' Zone 11-and-12-year-old Tournament in Madison Heights.
Rustburg broke out to a quick 3-0 lead, only for Madison Heights to answer with three big runs in the second. Cody Lang's shot to right gets free, Madison Heights puts three on the boardto tie the game.
In the fourth, Rustburg retook the lead, Daegan Phillips' chopper to third is good enough to score Drew Calohan from third with a go-ahead run.
Calohan made that one-run lead stand with clutch pitching and a defensive gem of his own. Madison Heights also made some nice plays, but Rustburg wins the state championship 4-3 and advances to the World Series in South Carolina.
Rustburg's winning pitcher Drew Calohan said "I think we're gonna have a ball celebrating. If we do a bus trip, it'll probably be a little crazy bus trip, but ok. Everybody gets crazy when they win state and go to the World Series. Teammate Jacob Bohannon, the tourney's MVP added "I mean it's my first World Series and I'm honored to play with my friends and have fun and win this state tournament."
The good news for Madison Heights. This year, Virginia gets to send two teams to the World Series, they'll go as the second team. And in AAA 9-and-10-year olds action, Goochland rallied from a big hole with plays like John King's inside-the-park homer. But Halifax County South won in seven innings 7-6, they'll play another game tonight at 6:30 for the title.