By Brian Hoffman
The Salem Dixie League All-Stars were still alive in the Virginia AAA state tournament at press time this week. The nine and 10 year old District 7 baseball champs were scheduled to play Cumberland at 7:30 pm Tuesday.
Salem opened the AAA state tournament with a 10-0 loss to Lunenburg, the 2021 state champions, on Friday. On Monday Salem bounce back with a 17-3 win over Dinwiddie in a game that ended by slaughter rule after three innings. Evan Stroud pitched and struck out four and the Salem offense combined for 20 hits.
Following Monday’s action four teams remained in the tournament, Salem, Lunenburg, Amherst and Cumberland. The double elimination tournament is scheduled to run through Wednesday or Thursday of this week.