DULUTH -- The Valdosta Boys and Girls Club's 13-year old baseball team earned a berth in the Dixie Baseball finals with a 21-5 rout of Collins Hill Tuesday evening. The Boys Club team will play Lee County at 5 p.m. today.
Tuesday night, VBC pounded out 22 hits in the rout of Collins Hill. Tyce Moore went 5-for-5 with three doubles, while Kyle Edmondson was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and Galen Smith was 3-for-4. Ryan Walker, Bubba Harris and Kevin McDowell combined to shut down Collins Hill's offensive attack.
"I'm really proud of this team, and how far they've gotten in this tournament," head coach Mike McDowell said. "Win or lose, they've had a great tournament."
VBC must defeat Lee County twice, after Lee defeated VBC in a 10-inning marathon Monday night, 11-10. Lee had jumped out to a 5-1 lead, but then VBC rallied to take a 6-5 lead, only to see Lee tie the score in the top of the seventh, 7-7. Lee then scored three in the eighth, but Valdosta came back with three of their own to tie the score again. But VBC couldn't match a Lee run in the 10th.