Patrick County Ozone team emerged from the 2019 Dixie Youth District 3 Tournament as All-Star Champions. The victory secured the team a spot in the 2019 Dixie Youth Ozone State Tournament that begins on July 5 in South Boston.

By Brian Jessup

The 2019 Dixie Youth District 3 All-Star Tournament was held June 21 – 26 in Radford. The Ozone league tournament began with seven teams, Radford, Blacksburg, Pulaski County, Floyd County, Giles County, Montgomery County and Patrick County. Impressively, the Patrick County Ozone League All-Stars finished the tournament 5-0 and brought home the championship crown on Wednesday, June 26 after defeating Blacksburg 8-2.

The Patrick County Ozone team (11- and 12-year-olds) started the tournament with a win against Pulaski County, winning 8-0. In the second game of the tournament, the PC All-Stars faced off with Giles County. Patrick won that game 6-0 with 7 players combining for 9 hits.  

The third game of the tournament proved to be a much tighter and competitive game for the PC All-Stars during a matchup with the tournament favorite, Blacksburg. Patrick County’s offense racked up 11 hits and only 1 strike out to beat…

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