In action Monday (August 5) at the Dixie Softball World Series at Coleman Park in Sulphur Springs, the Hopkins County Ponytails staved off elimination with a dramatic 2-1 win over Virginia. Both the Hopkins County Angels and Debs suffered their first losses in the World Series. For the local Ponytails, things looked bleak Monday when Virginia broke open a scoreless pitchers duel with a big run in the top of the fifth inning. The Hopkins County Ponytails got a huge triple that scored two runs and gave them a walk off, 2-1 win in six innings. The Hopkins County Angels took their first loss at the hands of Alabama, 9-2. Alabama scored four second inning runs and five more in the third to go up 9-0. The local Angels scored two in the top of the fifth. For the Hopkins County Debs, they ran into the buzz saw that is South Carolina and absorbed a 26-0 loss. There are now three clear undefeated favorites with three more teams in each age group with one loss. For the Angels, Alabama is 4-0 in the World Series. They play South Carolina, 3-1 Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Field 3. The Hopkins County Angels, 2-1, play Virginia, also 2-1 in an elimination game Tuesday at 6 p.m. on Field 3. In Ponytails play, Alabama is 4-0. They face Tennessee, 2-1 Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Field 1. The Hopkins County Ponytails, 2-1 face South Carolina, also 2-1 in an elimination game Tuesday at 6 p.m. on Field 1. In Debs action, South Carolina is 3-0. They play Louisiana, 2-1 Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Field 5. The Hopkins County Debs, 2-1 have a rematch with Tennessee, 3-1 Tuesday at 6 p.m. on Field 5. Hopkins County came from behind Sunday night to defeat Tennessee, 5-4 scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth and then closing the door in the top of the seventh. Play will wrap up in the Dixie Softball World Series on Wednesday night.
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