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Local team finished 2-2 in state tourney

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association held its Junior and Midget League baseball state championship series in Thomson at Sweetwater Park last week from July 5 to 9.

The Thomson-McDuffie team was eliminated by Moultrie, 15-0, July 7.

Thomson-McDuffie finished the tournament with a 2-2 record, beating Cedartown, 6-5, and Baldwin County, 9-8, and losing to Hapeville,13-2, and to Moultrie, Recreation Director Bob Howard said.

In Junior League (13-14 years old) action Friday, Vidalia defeated Wayne County 9-6 in the undefeated bracket. In the losers' bracket, Moultrie defeated Washington County 12-0, and went on to defeat Wayne County 7-3, according to Carl Gunn, the assistant field supervisor for the McDuffie County Recreation Department.

In Midget League (12 and under) action Friday, Moultrie defeated Summerville 20-0.

"It was a very disappointing loss," said Summerville head coach Tad Allen. "We played 12 games and just ran up against a traveling team that we couldn't beat."

In other Midget League action Friday, Vidalia defeated Lyons 10-4.

"The hot weather's been a factor as far as keeping everybody healthy and in good shape to play the game," Gunn said Friday. "We've had some problems with the umpires getting dehydrated and that caused a delay in one game, but other than that, everything's gone real well. Other than the heat, we've had good weather. We had some rain threaten on Tuesday, but it went around, and we had some lightning at one point that delayed play by about half an hour, but that's been the only weather issue. The heat's been the main thing."

The series culminated Saturday with Vidalia facing Moultrie-Colquitt County for the state championship in both the Midget and Junior League series.

Web posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

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