Beaufort East won the Dixie Youth AA Machine Pitch District 8 Tournament on Tuesday night in Walterboro to advance to the state tournament July 6 through July 9 in Georgetown. By virtue of their second-place finish, Hilton Head Leaders qualified to play in the state tournament, as well.
In Tuesday night's play, three teams -- Hilton Head Leaders, Hilton Head Legends and Beaufort East -- were tied at 3-1. A coin toss awarded Beaufort East a bye into the Championship Game.
Hilton Head Leaders beat Hilton Head Legends 17-1 to earn a berth in the final, where Beaufort East won 12-8.