York Dixie Youth baseball winding down

genegraham@comporium.netMay 14, 2013 

— The York Parks and Recreation Department’s Dixie Youth Baseball O Zone and Minor League action is entering the final stretch at local ballfields.

Two O Zone games are on tap Thursday at York Recreation complex No. 2, with the Blackhawks to face the Intimidators at 6 p.m. and the Green Dragons pitted against the Hickory Grove Braves at 7:30 p.m.

In Tuesday’s action, it will be the Hickory Grove Braves against the Blackhawks at Hickory Grove 2 at 6 p.m. and the Green Dragons vs. the Intimidators at York Complex 2, also at 6 p.m.

Dixie Minor League action slated for Thursday at York complex No. 3 includes Bank of York against the York Cougars at 6 p.m. followed by the York Tigers against the Hickory Grove Bears at 7:30 p.m.

Hickory Grove will be pitted against the Tigers Monday at 6 p.m. at Hickory Grove 1. Tuesday games at York complex 3 will have the Green Dragons battling the Bank of York at 6 p.m. and the York Cougars against Hickory Grove at 7:30 p.m.

The 12U softball tournament championship game will be at noon Saturday at Clover Community Park.

York recreation director Carolyn Leake said the spring sports scene has gone smoothly. “The crowds have been great this season,” she said. “When the parking lot is full and people are parking in the grass above the curb, you know the crowds are big.”

Leake said there have been days when games were played at all five fields at the York complex.

She expected to know more about Dixie Youth baseball postseason championship play after a district meeting this week.

“Tournament dates and locations will be determined at the meeting,” said Leake. “We could be hosting a district tournament, depending on how our schedule of events can meet the tournament dates.”

The York Parks and Rec 12 and younger and 10 and younger all-star softball teams and the Clover teams will participate in a North and South Carolina tournament beginning June 13 in Gastonia, N.C.

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