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Updated: 01/22/2014 06:31:05AM

State champs

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PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
The Bartow crowd erupts as P.J. Sloan hits the game-winning home run.

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After a police escort to the victory party, team members are congratulated on their win.

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The state championship T-shirt.

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Team members gather at Beef O’Brady’s.

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Members of the Bartow Majors team in the Dixie Baseball Youth League run the field Thursday after winning the game that made them state champions.

PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK

PJ Sloan hit the game-winning home run against Brooksville Thursday, July 11 that gave Bartow the state championship in the Dixie Youth Baseball League. They won the game 5-3 in DeSoto County.

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Ryan Harbin throws a strike at the finals at Walt Brewer Sports Complex in DeSoto County Thursday.

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The Bartow Dixie 12U team are the 2013 state champions and proudly hold high the trophy marking their victory. They beat Brooksville Thursday 5-3 at the Walt Brewer Sports Complex in DeSoto County.

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The Bartow Dixie 12U baseball team took home the championship trophies Thursday after winning the state championship in a tournament in DeSoto County.

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Some team members pose by the Bartow Police Department escort vehicles before the victory party.

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Nic Tamayor makes a catch in the state finals of the Bartow Youth Baseball League game Thursday against Brooksville.

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Bartow's David Wilson was safe at third in Thursday's game against Brooksville where the team's competed against each other for the state final. Bartow won the game 5-3.

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Ryan Harbin throws a strike in the state finals game against Brooksville Thursday in DeSoto County.

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Brooksville's Carson Lashley tags out Nic Tamayo in the game Thursday in DeSoto County where the team's competed against each other in the Bartow Dixie Youth Baseball league championship. Bartow won the game 5-3.

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Bartow's Bryce Walker slides in safe at second base Thursday against Brooksville in the state championship game in DeSoto County.

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David Wilson makes a shoe-string catch Thursday against Brooksville in the state championship game.

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Nic Tamayo fires in a pitch Thursday in the game against Brooksville. He closed the game for Bartow where the Major's team won the state championship with a 5-3 victory.

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Caleb Wharton catches a throw from Willy Garland in the game Brooksville played against Bartow for the state championship. Bartow won the game 5-3 to win the Dixie Youth Baseball state championship Thursday.

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Brooksville's Dalton Black bats in the first inning of the state finals in DeSoto County Thursday.

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Brooksville's Willy Garland gets redy to fire a pitch in the state finals Thursday against Bartow. The Bartow Major's team won the game 5-3 to win the state title.

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District 7 Dixie League baseball league director John Blackmon presents the championship trophy to Bartow's coaches

By LARRY JEWETT

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Last week, the Bartow Majors team in Dixie Youth Baseball set off for Arcadia for their next tournament as champions of District 7.

Thursday night, they returned to Bartow with an escort by the Bartow Police Department and Bartow Fire Department as 2013 Florida State Champions, having defeated Brooksville 5-3 in the state finals.

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