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Dillsboro teams are Southern Indiana Girls Babe Ruth Softball Tournament State Champs

The Dillsboro 12U Girls All-Star Babe Ruth Softball Team went undefeated 4-0 in the Southern Indiana State Championship games in Henryville on back to back weekends. On opening weekend, June 18 and 19, the Dillsboro team went undefeated with an initial game victory over Corydon at 12-1, followed by a 7-1 routing of hosting Henryville. Dillsboro’s return for the June 25 and 26 weekend action found them ranked the #1 seed.

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Pictured is the tournament action undefeated Dillsboro 12 and Under Girls Babe Ruth All-Star Softball Team and newly crowned 2016 Southern Indiana State Champions. Seated front from left are Hannah Langdon and Kori Cornett; row two: Emma Seaver, Ryley Backscheider, Maddie Lewis, Kieran Groover, and Rylee Thies; row three: Kyra Labazzo, Lydia Armstrong and Kristen Roark. Coaches pictured are Andy Seaver, Todd Langdon and Jeremy Cornett. Hayle Brashears was unavailable for photo.

They went to work on hosting Henryville to a 6-3 victory, and took on the host yet again to a resounding 12-1 victory for the Championship title and advancement to Ohio Valley Regional action in Fairfield, Ohio, July 13-17. Noted highlights of the action included: home runs by Maddie Lewis and Kristen Roark; Kyra Labazzo’s pitching 12 KOs in five innings during the first game vs Henryville.

The Dillsboro 8U All Star Team is the Southern Indiana State Champions. To earn the title, they played in the Babe Ruth Softball Southern Indiana State Invitational Tournament in Henryville on back-to-back weekends with June 18 and 19 pool play. Despite a couple of close encounters, they went undefeated in five games: Campbellsburg 13-3, Lanesville 5-4, Corydon 9-8, Henryville 21-0, and Salem 13-5.

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At left, a young yet explosive Dillsboro 8 and Under Girls Babe Ruth All-Star Softball Team ignited to collect the top prize and earn the title as the Southern Indiana State Champions. Kneeling in front from left are Coach Cassie Labazzo, Hayley Land, Lauren Musgrove, Erica Sizemore, and Maddie Messmore. Standing are Coach Jim Sizemore, Madison Redwine, Isabella Drew, Aubrey Labazzo, Talbi Cornett, Kynadee Bode, Isabelle Adams, Isabel Pearson, Coach Brandon Redwine, and Coach Jim Bode. Coach Jeremy Cornett was not present for the photo.

Dillsboro was ranked the #1 seed, as they continued bracket play on June 25 and 26. Again the team went undefeated: Lanesville 15-4, Salem 9-7 and in the championship title, took down Corydon 13-8. This gave the right of passage to the regional action in Fairfield, Ohio, July 13-17.

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