The Salem Dixie League AAA All-Stars will open the Division 2 state tournament on Friday night in Madison Heights. Salem will play the 6 pm game against Dinwiddie American in the six team double elimination tournament.
The tournament will open at 1 pm with Amelia against Brookneal. At 3:30 pm Lunenburg will play South Hill, and the Salem game will follow at 6 pm.
On Saturday the losers’ of the first two games will play at 1 pm and the two winners will play at 3:30 pm. The winners and losers of Salem’s Friday game won’t play again until Sunday, and the tournament runs through Tuesday’s championship game with an “if” game on Wednesday, July 14.
The Salem 10-and-under softball team played in the Roanoke Area Youth Softball Association(RAYSA) tournament at the James I. Moyer Complex last week. Salem opened with a loss to South County Red in the opener, but bounced back to beat North Roanoke in the losers’ bracket. Salem was then eliminated by South County Blue in the double elimination format, and South County Red went on to win the tournament with an undefeated record, beating Blue in the final.
In the 12 year old tournament South County beat Franklin County in the final, and in the 16 year old tournament South County Red completed a sweep of the week’s action with a win over Williamson Road in the final.