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Hartselle Enquirer

Gallery: Troy wins World Series

The Troy Dixie Youth All-Stars won the Dixie Youth 2012 Region II AA Baseball World Series in Hartselle. Dwight and Jenny Tankersley were the host family for Troy. | Clif Knight

 

Troy claimed championship honors in the 2012 Region II Dixie Baseball World Series Tournament in Hartselle July 24 by defeating Hilton Head, S.C. 7-3.

The Alabama champions overcame a one-run deficit in the fourth inning by scoring three runs to take a 4-1 lead. They added three more runs in the fifth inning. Hilton Head added a run in the fourth and another run in the sixth.

Players on both team received individuals and team trophies to commemorate their achievement.

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Troy advanced to the final by defeating West Seminole, Fla., 13-3 in a morning game. Hilton Head drew a bye.

Hartselle American finished in fourth place, losing to West Seminole in a semifinal game Monday night.

“I’m just proud of the team for the way in which it responded after we lost earlier in the tournament,” said head coach David Nelson. “They experienced the same thing in the state tournament and were able to come back and win.

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