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Spring Hill Nationals advance at World Series; Hernando Dixie Debs drop first game

Spring Hill Dixie Baseball sent two teams to the World Series this season after winning state titles, and the local Dixie Softball squad also advanced to the Debs World Series.

The senior baseball and softball clubs had their first-round games Saturday afternoon, while the Triple-A major baseball club will begin play Monday.

In Covington, Ga., the senior baseball squad (13-14) began play against the Tennessee state champions from McNairy County. The Spring Hill Nationals won the game 10-4 to advance in the double-elimination tournament. Lewis Caliacomo, Joey Asquith, Julian Perez, and David Woop all hit home runs to lead the charge.

The Hernando Dixie Debs softball club (16-18) recently won the state championship to advance to the World Series in Alexandria, La. The Debs squared off with the host team, the Alexandria Nationals, in a first-round contest Saturday, dropping the opener 7-6. Destinee Mormando hit a two-run homer for the Dixie Debs.

Spring Hill Nationals advance at World Series; Hernando Dixie Debs drop first game 08/02/08 [Last modified: Saturday, August 2, 2008 10:10pm]
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