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Updated: 07/11/2013 08:03:24AM

State championship
tournament
held in Arcadia

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ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com
Braden Steele slams this pitch over the fence for his only home run in the contest. Steele and Michael Daniels hit homers for the Bulldogs, but the championship was won by a Bushnell player nicknamed “The Predator” with six homers.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com
In the race around the bases, Casey Daniels touches home as Caleb Fillingim takes off. Behind him is Steven Ames. The Bulldogs finished in third place.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com
The DeSoto Bulldogs celebrate as they become the tug-of -war champions with a win over Bushnell.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com
The DeSoto baseball team digs in and pulls hard in their contest with the team from Ponce De Leon. Alex Muse is to the far right and said, “Coach (Day) put me up front because he knew I’d never quit and the rest of the team would see that and keep pulling no matter what happened."

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com
Myron and Lucinda Strader stand next to their son Obadiah at the opening ceremony for the Dixie Youth League State Championship Tournament. Five-year-old Obadiah is undergoing brain surgery later this year and the profits of t-shirt sales from the tournament will be for the Strader family.

By Steve Knapp

Arcadian Sports Director

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It was quite an accomplishment for the board members of DeSoto County Youth Baseball to be able to host the Dixie Youth Majors baseball state championship tournament.

The governing board that selects the tournament sites has rigid criteria for an organization to host a tournament of that size. There are qualifications on number of fields, concessions and rest room facilities. They need a certain number of seats for the fans along with press box requirements, including having adults running all score books and score boards.

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