North Charleston’s baseball dominance in the South continues with their 2nd consecutive World Series championship by the city’s Dixie Majors team.
After winning the State of South Carolina title, North Charleston headed to Nashville, TN to compete against 10 state champions from throughout the South in a five-day, double elimination tournament. Throughout the tournament, the North Charleston team battled their way through seven games against stiff competition.
North Charleston went into the title game against the team from Southland, LA. With the combination of hot bats and timely pitching, North Charleston took the title in seven innings with a 10-7 win.
At TEN World Series victories, North Charleston remains the winningest city of World Series championships in Dixie Majors Baseball.
“Really proud of this group of guys,” said Head Coach Kenny Wilkinson. “We had 18 guys and honestly all 18 contributed in some way to our success. As a group, they did their part and did what was asked of them. They were an unselfish group. A real pleasure to coach.”
“Throughout the tournament, our Majors played unbelievably good ball, but more importantly, they played as a team. A huge congratulations to our hometown champions, ” said North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. “We also salute our Pre-Majors team who battled hard, deep into their tournament, but ultimately came up short. In the end, we are proud to have had both teams representing the City of North Charleston.”
“We could not have had a better group of young men representing the City of North Charleston,” said North Charleston Recreation Director TJ Rostin. “This team has played a lot of baseball over the course of the season and all their hard work has culminated in another World Series title. I also congratulate the exceptional coaching staff that led this group throughout the season. Their hard work, countless volunteer hours and day to day dedication was a major factor in this team’s success.”