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Dixie Boys 13U stars win district

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By Robert Howey

RODMAN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U all-stars wrapped up the District 10
Baseball championship with a second straight lopsided win on Tuesday night at the Rodman Complex in Chester County.
The 13U stars, who opened the best-of-three district title series with a 15-0 win on Monday night, followed with an 11-0 win over the host Lewisville team.
Hunter Gainey and Tanner Sellers, the Dixie Boys MVP for the 2019 Lancaster regular season, teamed for a one-hitter in five innings.
Gainey, the winning pitcher, worked four innings and struck out four and allowed one hit.
Sellers who went one frame, whiffed three to cap the shutout.
Sellers aided the cause with two hits.
Mason Deese led the offense with three hits and four RBIs. Deese highlighted the night with an in-the-park grand slam.
J.T. Gandy generated a hit and drove in two runs.
Joaquin Espinoza, Roman Plyler, Banks Helms and Gainey each had a RBI.
“We played well tonight,” Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U stars coach David Sellers said. “We had good pitching and played solid defense behind our pitchers.
“We had two good nights and captured the district title and earned a bid to the state tournament,” Sellers said. “That was our goal and we’re proud of our team.”
The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U stars open play in the state tournament in Bluffton on July 20 when they play the District 4 champion at 9 a.m. in Oscar Frazier Park.
Opening ceremonies are slated for July 19.
On Monday night in Rodman, Will Wrape hurled three innings and struck out three as the LDB Dixie Boys 13U stars took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series with the 15-0 win.
Mason Deese led a productive offense with three hits and a walk. Jeremy Dawkins laced  two hits and reached base after being hit by a pitch.
Joaquin Espinoza went 2-2 and had a walk and was hit by a pitch.
Kyler McCormick ripped a double and drew two walks.
Tanner Sellers supplied a two-run double in the win.
“We had a good, solid team,” Lancaster coach David Sellers said. “I know we will go and represent our district and the Lancaster Dixie Boys program well. We have some momentum going after winning the district, but we know it will be a challenge and we have to play well each time out.”