BY THE COMMERCIAL STAFF
Pine Bluff’s 19-under Dixie Majors Baseball team is advancing to the Dixie World Series.
Wingstop finished second in its state tournament to Camden, but Camden is unable to make it to the World Series due to a lack of players. That means Wingstop will play in the July 27-31 tournament in North Charleston, S.C., as the Arkansas representative.
Wingstop will take on the North Carolina representative at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. Eastern) July 27 at Charleston Southern University. The winner of that game will take on either Florida or Tennesee at 3 p.m. July 28, and the losers will meet at 12:30 p.m. that day.
Wingstop hopes to rebound from a narrow 4-3 loss to Camden in Sunday’s Dixie state finals in Nashville.
White Hall, Northern start 15-year-old state today
There’s a chance two Jefferson County rivals will meet for the third time, but this time, it would be on a higher stage.
The White Hall All-Stars defeated Pine Bluff Northern twice in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old district tournament in Arkadelphia earlier this month, including an 11-10 triumph in the championship game. Today, both teams begin their state championship quest in Hamburg, as White Hall faces Lake Village at 4 p.m. and Northern meets Hamburg at 6:30 p.m.
The winners of both games will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The losers will face off at 1:30 p.m. that day.
White Hall came from a 6-2 deficit in the district final to defeat Northern for a second time. White Hall won the first meeting, 7-6, in the winner’s bracket, coming back from the same deficit in the process.
Monticello will take on Brinkley at 1:30 p.m. today in the first round, for a chance to meet either Bryant or Crossett at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Seabrook 14s get bye
The Seabrook All-Stars will learn tonight who their first opponent is in the Babe Ruth 14-year-old state tournament in Benton.
Seabrook and Sylvan Hills received the only two first-round byes in the tournament. Seabrook will face the winner of today’s Camden vs. Benton game at 5 p.m. Saturday. The loser of Saturday’s game will play at 11 a.m. Sunday and will have to win twice that day, twice Monday, twice Tuesday and once Wednesday to clinch the championship.