MONROE – The Minden Dixie Darlings and Angels could not fight off elimination at the Dixie World Series Tuesday, as both teams went out swinging.
North Carolina 3
Minden defeated the North Carolina team to advance to the final four of the World Series.
Riley Robinson led the way with a double, followed by Vivian Still, Mackenzie McCoy, Jacey Adams, Addison Monk, Rebecca Mosley, Colby Hollis, Audrie Teutsch and Lainey Mercer with base hits.
With the win the girls moved on to face South Carolina.
South Carolina 10
Minden was down 7-3 in the fourth inning before coming back to have a 9-7 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Unfortunately, South Carolina came back to take the win.
Addison Monk doubled and singled, Colby Hollis, Rebecca Mosley and Riley Robinson had two singles and Jacey Adams, Vivian Still, Mackenzie McCoy, Lainey Mercer and Lindsey Ryan added hits.
The Darlings finished tied for third place overall.
Maci Tanner and Allee Spigener had doubles, while Kaylin Williams and Emma Earnhardt added singles. Earnhardt also struck out seven batters on the mound, while Gabby Salas pitched well in relief.
The Angels finished tied for fifth place overall.