Dixie Youth state tournament coming to Forest July 12-17

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Two Bedford area teams slated to compete in tournament

By Rod Short

     Championship-level youth baseball will be coming to the Bedford area July 12-17 with the Dixie Youth State Tournament.
    Ten different teams in the 9-to-10-year-old age groups from across the Commonwealth will be coming for the 2019 AAA tournament. Included in that number will be the Bedford Central and Bedford Metro teams.
    With the Bedford County Parks and Recreation Department saying that the county has ten teams in that 9-to-10 age group with another 53 teams competing in all age groups overall, this tournament is expected to attract a lot of attention.
    The double-elimination tourney will be held for the first time ever at the Forest Youth Athletic Association field in Forest.
    Each game is scheduled to begin at the main FYAA field located at 3372 Thomas Jefferson Road in Forest. Start times for each individual game in the tournament are to be announced.
    In operation for 62 years, Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc.  has grown tremendously and is now found in 11 states. It was originally formed to especially attract the thirteen (13) year old players, but has since expanded to include a broad range of age groups.

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