Dixie’s Jordan James fires a pitch against Ware Shoals in the Region 1-A tiebreaker game Saturday evening at Emerald High School.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Dixie’s Jordan James fires a pitch against Ware Shoals in the Region 1-A tiebreaker game Saturday evening at Emerald High School. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
After the Ware Shoals High School baseball team lost its focus and let Dixie overcome an early deficit to win their second meeting of the year, coach Troy Cole knew his team couldn't afford the same mental lapse in Saturday's Region 1-A tie-breaker game.
Unfortunately, Saturday night turned into a case of deja vu for Cole and his team.


After jumping out to a 2-0 lead early, Ware Shoals watched Dixie reel off six runs in the third inning and eventually hold on for a 7-4 victory and a region championship.
It's the second year in a row Dixie has bested Ware Shoals in a tie-breaker for the region crown.
"One inning bites us every game," Cole said. "We put the ball in play and they made the plays, but we always have one inning where the wheels will fall off, and that's something we're trying to get out of these kids.

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