Big inning dooms Hilton Head in elimination loss at Dixie Majors World Series

sports@islandpacket.comJuly 30, 2013 

Louisiana eliminated Hilton Head, 11-4, on Monday in the Dixie Majors World Series in North Charleston.

Tied at 2 in the sixth, Louisiana scored nine runs to take control. In the bottom of the sixth, Hilton Head added two runs but could get no closer.

Chase Clayton started on the mound and took the loss, pitching five innings before Louisiana broke it open in the sixth. At the plate, Clayton was 1 for 2, Randy Young was 2 for 4 and Mike Grant and Dylan Powell were 1 for 3.

Louisiana had eight players returning from last year's World Series championship team, eight players that had just completed their first year of college baseball and four high school seniors who have signed to play in college in the coming year.

"In essence we played a college team," Hilton Head coach Steve Marbut said. "Taking away one bad inning, we won six innings against a very talented team. I'm extremely proud of our players.

"Now that we've been here we have a much better understanding of what it takes to win at the World Series level and we can't wait for next year and another chance. All of our players had a great time and the memories of this experience will be with them forever."

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