Charlotte Court House claims Minor League title

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Charlotte Court House Dixie Youth Minor League baseball team was the county-wide Minor League champion after going 10-3 for the season.

“We made a lot of progress,” Head Coach James Graves said. “The three that we lost, we lost in the bottom of the inning away, but a lot of exciting games. … The kids did real well.”

The highlight game of the season for the squad was its last, played against Wylliesburg.

At the end of the game, “we scored seven in the bottom half of the inning to win by one, 14-13,” Graves said.

The coach noted a team can have only nine batters in an inning, and the win came when his team’s last batter, Christian Pettus, hit an inside-the-park home run.

“He had a big year,” Graves said.

Other team standouts during the season included pitcher Jackson Walker, first baseman Cayden Hudson, shortstop Parker Allen and third baseman Jacob Case.

Graves said Walker won the most games on the mound for the team, while Case, Allen and Hudson also contributed as pitchers.

All four players have been selected to play as Minor League All-Stars.