Four teams across the CSRA compete in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT
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BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Team Georgia (10U) fell to Florida, but due to a bye in the championship series the team finished tied with Team South Carolina as runner-ups.

“Our team worked through all kinds of adversity to achieve great things in this tournament and we are extremely proud of the resilience and effort this team put in,” said Head Coach Kristin Martin.

Team Georgia’s 12U All-star squad took a big win over host Louisiana. The team lost to eventual champion South Carolina, finishing their tournament bid in third.

Saluda County’s Team South Carolina beat North Carolina 4-2 to claim the World Championship.

Coach Brad Whitehead with the Barnwell Angels All-Stars shares his pride in his girls.

“I’m extremely proud of these girls,” he says.

The tournament was held in Louisiana.

“We have worked hard for a year, practiced several hours a week, giving up vacations, giving up time with family and friends to work for this moment. This group of girls deserve every bit of this,” Whitehead says.

The girls made history becoming the first team out of Barnwell to compete in the series.

“One thing I instilled is to have fun and embrace this moment. You will remember this when you’re sitting in a rocking chair in 60 years,” said Whitehead.

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