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Sebring tops Spring Hill in Dixie tourney

Spring Hill reached the Dixie Boys state champion­ship in Sebring (ages 13-14) with almost no competitive experience as a unit, but a 2-0 start to the tournament had the club dreaming about a berth in the upcoming Dixie World Series.

But Spring Hill dropped its first contest of the postseason to host Sebring, 16-6 on Tuesday. The loss overshadowed a grand slam from shortstop Dalton Mosser. The loss moved Spring Hill into the consolation bracket with a chance to get back into today's final.

If Spring Hill beats West Seminole, the team faces a rematch with either Sebring or West Volusia, which beat Spring Hill 2-1 Sunday.

DIXIE JUNIOR BOYS: Spring Hill's team (ages 12-13) lost to defending state champions West Volusia 4-0 in Monday night's final. West Volusia returns for a second straight trip to the Dixie Junior Boys World Series. Spring Hill pitcher Hunter Berger threw nearly five shutout innings in the final. In Spring Hill's 9-8 semifinal win over Bushnell, pitchers Sydney Sauto and Jaylon Fuzz combined for a solid performance. Sauto is one of a select few girls to play for a boys team and is also hearing impaired. "I've been a big fan of hers for a year now," Spring Hill coach Bill Collins said. "She is definitely an inspiration to girls who want to play baseball."

BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL: Clearwater's Brenden Overton hit three home runs in the Home Run Derby at the Big League World Series in Easley, S.C. Overton helped the Southeast team finish second to Chinese Taipei.

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