Team earns spot in Dixie World Series

The Dixie Youth 15U state baseball tournament took place this past weekend at War Memorial Park in Altavista. The double elimination tourney featured six teams from across Virginia, including Madison Heights, Buckingham, Cana, Clarksville, Charlotte County, and the local Motley all-star squad composed of young players from the area.

The Motley boys won all four of their games, culminating on Monday afternoon with an exciting come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Cana in the finals to earn the Dixie Youth 15U State Title.

Cana held a 2-0 lead heading into the fifth inning before the Motley bats would awaken and rally to score five runs behind consecutive clutch RBIs from Tyler Carr, Xavier Brumfield, and Landon Brown to surge ahead for good.

The winning pitcher was southpaw hurler Jake McCorkle, who tossed six solid innings in the victory for Motley. The tournament was hosted and sponsored by the Altavista baseball program. Motley’s coaching staff included Mike McCorkle, Kurt Bell and Tim Chewing.