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State DYB tourney coming to Albany

July 18, 2007

Albany - The only thing better than playing in a state baseball tournament.

Is to play in a state tournament on your own field.

Albany Dixie League is ready to host the Georgia Dixie Youth Baseball Major League All-Star tournament.

The tournament starts on Saturday and games will be played at Albany Dixie League field and at the Deerfield-Windsor softball field on Beattie Road.

The tournament will bring 16 teams to Albany all wanting to win the state championship.

The host Dixie All-Stars know they have the talent to win that state title and they hope their home field knowledge will also help.

Dixie All-Star Austin Murphy said "We have one of the longest fields in the state. I think we will definitely have a bigger advantage."

Dixie All-Star Brett Shepard said "it is very exciting. I have never played on this field with an all-star team. It is really exciting."  

 Albany Dixie plays Troup County on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Deefield-Windsor.

Albany International League will play Taylor County on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dixie League field.

The DYB state tournament will end with a best two out of three series next week.

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