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Whistlin Dixie: The action heats up

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Three weeks into the season and things are heating up…literally!

Friday, April 25, was an exciting night for a few teams. Team Xerox won over Greene County Steam Plant in the 9-and-10-year-old division and West Alabama Christian Daycare took the win over Smokin’ Jack&8217;s in the 7-and-8-year-old division.

Saturday, April 26, brought lots of fun for all teams during the third annual Girlz Rule Day! Each team competed against teams from Linden and Livingston. After about 20 minutes of rain to start the day, Brian Bradley sang the National Anthem and Chris Petrey welcomed all participants.

The league would like to thank McKenzie Walker for selling the most raffle tickets. She sold 122. McKenzie won $100 for her efforts and the winner of the raffle was Delton Rhodes. Delton also won $100. It was a fun day for everyone. The event also opened the season for the 11-and-12-year-olds.

On Monday, April 28, Saelens1to1.com defeated Smokin’ Jack&8217;s in the 7-and-8-year-old Darlings. Fitzgerald Clinic defeated Greene County Steam Plant in the 9-and-10-year-old division. Faundsdale Caf/ took the win over Hair Hut in the first regular season game in the 11-and-12-year-old division.

In a late game Monday, Jones Construction defeated Reynold’s Vending in 11 and 12’s. In tee ball, Tender Years and Robertson Bank both had the bats swinging and balls moving, and both were winners.

Tuesday, April 29, gave River City Collision an exciting win against the undefeated Team Xerox in 9 and 10’s. Smokin’ Jack&8217;s came out strong and defeated Coplin’s in 7 and 8’s, and Jones Construction took the win over Hair Hut in the 11-and-12-year-old age division. Once again, in tee ball, the battle of the banks ended with Regions Bank and Robertson Banking Company tied for the win.

Thursday, May 1, left Faunsdale Cafe with a win over Reynold’s Vending in 11 and 12’s, and Fitzgerald Clinic with an exciting win over Team Xerox in 9 and 10’s.

Also, on Thursday, Saelens1to1.com defeated West Alabama Christian Daycare in a grueling battle in the 7 and 8’s. Tender Years and Regions Bank played their hearts out in an equally matched game in tee ball.

Friday, May 2nd, gave Greene County Steam Plant an exciting win over River City Collision in 9 and 10’s and Coplins the win over West Alabama Christian Daycare in 7 and 8’s.

Reynold’s Vending took the win over Hair Hut in the 11-and-12-year-old division, while Jones Construction took on Faunsdale Cafe.

We are looking forward to another exciting week in girls&8217; softball. Until next time, let&8217;s play ball!

Whistlin&8217; Dixie is a weekly column from 10-year-old Dixie Youth enthusiast Bailey Petrey. It runs in the weekend edition of The Times.