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Team Georgia Ponytails win one of three in Dixie World Series

Posted: August 2, 2017 - 12:54am
The Columbia County Recreation Department Ponytails (ages 11-12) team, representing Georgia, went 1-2 in the the Dixie World Series in Alexandria, La. Pictured are (standing, from left): Coach Stephanie Rhoden, Carter Cullipher, Jesse Hobbs, Natalie Kirkland, Caroline Bridges, Sydney Stamper, Cami Lui, Meghan Hollrah, Kayla Carter, Natalie Barsh, Addison Rose, Jada McCladdie, Courtlyn Myers and coach Russell Kirkland. On the ground is coach Lee Cullipher.
The Columbia County Recreation Department Ponytails (ages 11-12) team, representing Georgia, went 1-2 in the the Dixie World Series in Alexandria, La. Pictured are (standing, from left): Coach Stephanie Rhoden, Carter Cullipher, Jesse Hobbs, Natalie Kirkland, Caroline Bridges, Sydney Stamper, Cami Lui, Meghan Hollrah, Kayla Carter, Natalie Barsh, Addison Rose, Jada McCladdie, Courtlyn Myers and coach Russell Kirkland. On the ground is coach Lee Cullipher.

The Columbia County Recreation Department Ponytails won one of their three contests in the Dixie World Series.

Representing Team Georgia, the CCRD Ponytails (ages 11-12) defeated Mississippi. But the team lost its opener to North Carolina and then was later eliminated by Florida.

Columbia County advanced to the Dixie World Series in Alexandria, La., after defeating Thomaston-Upson, 10-1, in the championship game of the Dixie State Tournament in June. The Dixie World Series runs through Friday.

Members of the Columbia County Ponytails team are Carter Cullipher, Jesse Hobbs, Natalie Kirkland, Caroline Bridges, Sydney Stamper, Cami Lui, Meghan Hollrah, Kayla Carter, Natalie Barsh, Addison Rose, Jada McCladdie and Courtlyn Myers. They are coached by Lee Cullipher, Russell Kirkland and Stephanie Rhoden.

Columbia County opened the Dixie World Series with an 11-1 loss to North Carolina. Team Georgia managed just two singles in the contest, while North Carolina had five.

In the second contest, Georgia stayed alive with its 11-1 victory over Mississippi. Kirkland, Rose and Stamper combined to allow just one hit, while McCladdie caught the entire game. Rose went 2 for 2 at the plate with an RBI.

Florida proved to be too much in the third game, plating five runs the first two innings. Florida recorded six hits and overcame four errors to advance to play Arkansas.

Lui went 2 for 2 with an RBI to lead Georgia in the third game.

 

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