The Hopkins County Angels, Ponytails and Debs all took wins Saturday on the opening day of the Dixie World Series Saturday at Coleman Park. The Hopkins County Debs played one of the first games Saturday and defeated the Coldspring Texas team by the ten rule rule, 15-3 after four and a half innings. Coldspring scored three runs in the top of the fourth and only trailed Hopkins County, 4-3. The host Debs team answered with an incredible 11 run bottom of the fourth. The Hopkins County Angels played the last Angels game of the day at 1 p.m. and they downed North Carolina by the ten run rule, 15-5 in five innings. The game was very competitive early and the game was tied 2-2 after three innings. The host Angels outscored North Carolina 5 to 1 in the fourth to go up 7-3 and then 8-2 in the fifth to complete the 15-5 win. The Hopkins County Angels wore their hitting shoes and pounded out lots of impressive hits. They wrapped up the game in style with a strikeout and a throw out of an attempted base stealer. The Hopkin County Ponytails wrapped up the impressive day for the local teams with a 5-2 win over Louisiana in a game that began at 6 p.m. The game was called after six innings due to a time limit. Other Texas teams struggled on Saturday. Other than the loss by the Coldspring Texas team to the Hopkins County Debs, two Franklin County Texas teams both lost openers. The Franklin County Texas Angels lost an early game to Louisiana. The Franklin County Texas Ponytails lost a three-hour, 8 inning slug fest, 11-9 to Alabama. In other Angels games Saturday, Alabama defeated South Carolina, Virginia got by Mississippi and Florida topped Tennessee. In other Ponytails action, Virginia bested Florida, 4-1 and Tennessee defeated North Carolina. South Carolina played Mississippi in a late game Saturday. In other Debs games Saturday, Tennessee came from behind and scored twice in the bottom of the seventh for a one run win over Louisiana. North Carolina defeated Alabama and South Carolina won over Florida. Virginia had a bye Saturday. On Sunday, the Hopkins County Angels play at 11 a.m. on field 3 against Florida. Both the Hopkins County Debs and Ponytails play at 8 p.m. Sunday. The Debs play on field 5 against the winner of a Tennessee and Virginia game being played early Sunday morning. The Ponytails play on field 1 against the winner of a Virginia and Alabama game being Sunday morning. The World Series is a double elimination tournament.
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