Wewahitchka 12-U Ponytails second at World Series

The Wewahitchka Ponytails

The Wewahitchka Ponytails finished second at the Dixie Youth World Series last month.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth 12-U Ponytails traveled to Bluffton, SC to compete in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series July 26-31.  After five days of play, the team representing Florida finished second, losing 6-1 to South Carolina in the championship game, 6-1. 

Coached by Tony Price, Dayton Lister and Michael Bailey, the team’s roster includes Brianna Bailey, Mariah Brown, Sha’Mario Cole, Savannah Harrison, Shiloh Jamerson, Savannah Lister, Ashten Lolley, Kristen Nichols, Alidiea Odom, Gracie Price, Breanna Weathers, and Aleah Wooten.

The team was undefeated in district and state competitions to earn a berth in the World Series. The team’s only two losses this season came in the World Series, both suffered against South Carolina.

Wewahitchka, representing Florida, won its World Series opener against Alabama 9-3. Ashten Lolley, Savannah Lister and Brianna Bailey shared pitching duties.

The following day the Ponytails beat Virginia 5-4 with Lolley, Lister and Bailey taking turns on the mound and followed that with a 5-2 loss in extra innings to South Carolina in a game delayed by lightning the previous night.

Lolley, Lister and Bailey again shared the pitching.

The Ponytails beat Beaufort County, the host team for the tournament, 3-2 on Tuesday, Lolley and Bailey pitching, and on Wednesday lost in the championship game, after a four-hour rain delay, 6-1 to South Carolina.

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