OZARK, ALA. - The North Charleston Dixie Majors baseball team captured its fourth World Series championship on Wednesday.
North Charleston beat Paris, Texas, 2-1, in Game 2 of a doubleheader. Paris beat North Charleston, 11-1, earlier in the day, forcing a second game to determine the championship.
North Charleston is now tied with two other teams - Monroe, La., and Lufkin, Texas - for the most national titles in Dixie Majors baseball (ages 17-19).
"It's a great feeling to win another championship," North Charleston coach Kenny Wilkinson said. "This is big for our program and it says a lot about these guys. They played some great baseball this week."
After getting hammered in Wednesday's first game, North Charleston needed a spark in Game 2. That's what it got from pitcher Tyler Pickard, who allowed just one run on six hits in seven innings.
"Tyler had his best outing of the summer in the most important game," Wilkinson said.
North Charleston gave Pickard the lead with two runs in the first inning. North Charleston scored on a fielder's choice and a groundout by Cody Smith.
Nate Blanchard homered for North Charleston in the first game.
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