Demopolis 8Under All-Stars win District 10

Published 10:34 am Tuesday, June 24, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &8212; For the second straight season, District 10 will be represented in the state tournament by the 7 and 8-year-olds from Demopolis. The boys from the City of the People earned that right Saturday by routing Linden 15-4 before pulling out a 7-5 win over Gilbertown in the championship game.

The team 10-run-ruled Linden after three and a half innings in the semi-final round to gain the right to rematch with Gilbertown, the team it had lost to on the opening day of pool play.

In the championship game, Demopolis built a five-run lead with the benefit of a four-run first inning before errors began to plague the squad.

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The team will now travel to Madison Friday where they will compete in the state tournament.

The boys will compete in the American League, one of two, five-team divisions in the tournament. Following four games of pool play, the top two teams from each division will move on to a single-elimination tournament Monday.