Hilton Head suffered a disappointing exit at the Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Monday, losing a pair of games at the Tinsley Athletic Complex in Bossier City, La.
Defending champion Mississippi handed Hilton Head its first loss in Monday's opener, 14-4. Later, North Carolina sent its South Carolina counterpart home with a 5-4 loss in nine innings.
The loss to Mississippi snapped a 13-game winning streak for Hilton Head, manager Bill Keen said. Hilton Head had opened World Series play with a 7-3 win over North Carolina on Saturday and a 14-2 victory against Virginia on Sunday.
"The defense that, to me, was our strongest suit fell apart," a disappointed Keen said late Monday.
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Against Mississippi, Hilton Head's Boyce Kobleur had two hits and drove in three runs.
Mississippi broke open a tight game with eight runs in the bottom of the third, seven of them unearned.
North Carolina scored twice in the seventh inning to force extra innings, then beat Hilton Head with a two-out hit in the ninth.