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News Story
Updated: 07/31/2013 08:00:16AM

Mississippi Bound

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Larry Jewett

PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
The state championship T-shirt.

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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The Bartow Dixie Youth Baseball Majors team, the reigning Florida state champions, are set to embark on their longest road trip of the season. This is the next step in their season-long goal. The destination is Laurel, Miss., the home of the 2013 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series.

For some, it’s the second consecutive year of World Series competition, but a much different experience this time around. Having slept in their own beds and playing on their home fields last year, the team will head into unfamiliar territory, just like 10 other teams from throughout the Southeast.

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