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Charlotte County Majors All-Stars fall in state opener

The Charlotte County Majors All-Star team played a competitive game against the host Buckingham County All-Stars that began after 10 p.m. due to a rain delay, but the host squad was able to earn a 3-1 victory in the 2018 Dixie Youth Baseball Major League All-Star State double-elimination tournament in Dillwyn.

The game was scoreless until Buckingham put two runs on the board in the top of the third inning. It added another one in the top of the sixth, and Charlotte County earned its one run in the bottom of the sixth. Buckingham pitcher Justin Gunter allowed only one hit during his five-plus innings on the mound.

“The boys didn’t quit,” Charlotte County Manager Gary Walker said of his players. “We stayed right in it. The boy just threw an excellent game. You’ve got to tip your hat to them sometimes. The guy threw 15 (strikeouts) in five innings. But we just waited a couple batters too late to get him out of the game.”

The Charlotte County All-Stars play Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Hopewell All-Star team in an elimination game.