SENECA — If all goes according to Shannon Loper's plan, Beaufort County could get a double dip of Dixie World Series action in 2011.
As expected, Burton Wells Park in Beaufort was approved Sunday as the site of the 2011 Dixie Boys World Series, and Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services also submitted a letter-of-intent to bid for the Junior Dixie Boys World Series that would run simultaneously, Dixie Boys deputy commissioner Richard Kohn confirmed.
If PALS is awarded the Junior Dixie Boys event, which Kohn said will be determined within the next two months, it would be played at Bluffton's Oscar J. Frazier Park, which was the site of the same event last summer. Loper, the recreation coordinator for PALS, was the tournament director for that event.
Teams from South Carolina have won the Dixie Boys World Series for the past five years, and with Beaufort and host team Seneca still alive in the tournament, the Palmetto State has two chances to keep that streak alive.
The host team appears to have the inside track at the moment, boasting a 2-0 mark after a 9-1 win over Florida on Sunday and needing only two wins to get into the title game.
Beaufort will need to win twice today and once on Tuesday to get to the championship game.
RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY
After enjoying dry weather for the opening ceremonies and the first day of play, the Shaver Recreation Complex got soggy Sunday.
A storm dumped heavy rain on the area for about 20 minutes, leaving standing water throughout the fields and causing a delay of about an hour.But the tournament stayed on schedule, with the last round of games wrapping up just before 11 p.m. Sunday.