COLUMBUS - So far, so good for the Troup County 13-14-year-old all-star team.
After thumping West Georgia 15-4 on Saturday, Troup County returned to the field on Monday and blew out Newton County 15-1 to move to 2-0 in the Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament in Columbus.
Troup County will try to move a step closer to a state title when it plays West Georgia at 8:30 p.m. today.
In Monday’s game, Troup County was already enjoying a comfortable lead when it put the game away with seven runs in the sixth inning.
Troup County also scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings, and three runs in the second.
It was a dominant performance at the plate, and on the mound, with three pitchers combining for a two-hitter.
Coy Teduscucci started and pitched two scoreless innings, and Joseph Calhoun also threw two shutout innings.
Seth Prather pitched the final two innings.
At the plate, Colby Williams and Calhoun had three hits apiece, and Cole Freeman, John Todd Bohn and Kenly Bridwell each had two hits.
Bridwell was on base four times, and he scored four runs.
Tedescucci and Ben Stogner also had hits for Troup County.
It was also a winning day for a pair of local teams in the Dixie Youth Baseball 9-10-year-old state tournament in Wrens.
Troup National moved to 3-0 in the tournament with a 10-4 victory over West Macon, and it will play Wrens at 8 p.m. today.
Hogansville, needing a win to keep its tournament hopes alive, overwhelmed Mills Creek 14-2 on Monday.
Troup National and Hogansville are on opposite sides of the bracket, and they could end up meeting in the best-of-three championship series.