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LAUREL, Miss. – Corban Taylor struck out eight, walked three and allowed only two hits Sunday afternoon, pitching Paris to a 7-0 victory over Virginia (South Boston) as Paris remained unbeaten and unscored upon after two games in the Dixie Majors World Series.
Paris will play again at noon Monday against South Carolina (North Charleston), the team that Paris defeated in last year’s championship game for the 2011 Dixie Majors World Series title.
North Charleston is also 2-0, having beaten Alabama (Opp) 12-3 on Saturday and Florida (Highlands County) 5-2 on Sunday. Paris defeated North Carolina (Duplin County) 1-0 on Saturday on Jeff King’s four-hitter.
In the 12-team, double-elimination tournament. Paris will play again at 8 p.m. Monday if it wins its noon game and at 5:30 p.m. Monday (in the loser’s bracket) if it loses. Waiting to play the Texas-South Carolina winner is the host team, Laurel, Miss., the tournament’s only other 2-0 team. Laurel beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 3-1 and Louisiana 2-0.
Like King a day earlier, Taylor went the distance Sunday for Coach Heath Kennedy’s Paris squad.
Paris scored three runs against South Boston in the third inning, two runs in the sixth and two runs in the seventh.
In the third, Chevis Springer singled and Chase Harvey walked, and both moved up on a passed ball. Springer scored on a single by Laytner Kennedy, Harvey scored on a balk, and Kennedy scored on Taylor’s ground out.
Colby Rose and Jeff King both reached base on South Boston errors in the sixth inning. RBI singles by Cort Raulston and King padded Paris’ lead to 5-0.
Paris added the final two runs in the top of the seventh on three singles, a sacrifice bunt and a passed ball.
Harvey started things off with a single and moved to second on a passed ball and to third on Kennedy’s sacrifice bunt. Ty Huie’s single made it 6-0, and Huie later came around on Rose’s single.
Paris was the only team that posted a shutout on the first day of the tournament, as King struck out 10 while allowing just one walk. Paris gave King a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on Kennedy’s RBI single, scoring Springer, who had also singled.
PARIS ROSTER – Kyle Britt, Chris Cole, Lance Fields, Josh Grant, Chase Harvey, Chris House, Ty Huie, Laytner Kennedy, Jeff King, Cort Raulston, Colby Rose, Chevis Springer, Corban Taylor. and Logan Warren.
Saturday, July 28:
Game 1 — Florida (Highlands County) 8, Arkansas (Camden) 6
Game 2 — South Carolina (North Charleston) 12, Alabama (Opp) 3
Game 3 — Virginia (South Boston) 4, Tennessee (Mount Pleasant) 3
Game 4 — Texas (Paris) 1, North Carolina (Duplin County) 0
Game 5 — Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish) 13, Georgia (Columbia County) 2
Game 6 — Laurel-Jones County, Miss. 3, Hattiesburg, Miss. 1
Sunday, July 29:
Game 7 — Alabama 9, Arkansas 5
Game 8 — North Carolina 6, Tennessee 5
Game 9 — Hattiesburg, Miss. 5, Georgia 3
Game 10 — South Carolina 5, Florida 2
Game 11 — Texas 7, Virginia 0
Game 12 –Laurel, Miss. 2, Louisiana 0
Monday, July 30:
Game 13 — (9:30 a.m.) Virginia vs. Florida
Game 14 — (9:30 a.m.) Hattiesburg, Miss. vs. North Carolina
Game 15 — (Noon) Alabama vs. Louisiana
Game 16 — (Noon) Texas vs. South Carolina
Game 17 — (3 p.m.) Winner of Game 13 vs. Winner of Game 14
Game 18 — (5:30 p.m.) Winner of Game 15 vs. Loser of Game 16
Game 19 – (8 p.m.) Laurel, Miss. vs. Winner of Game 16
Tuesday, July 31:
Wednesday, Aug. 1:
Game 23 (if necessary)
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