Bennetts Creek All-Star team head to title games

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 6, 2002

After starting the sixth inning behind 4-1, the Bennetts Creek 11-12 softball All-Star team scored three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to defeat Wilson 5-4 on Saturday. The team will play in the championship game at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Bennetts Creek National All-Stars of the 9-10 baseball league lost their first game in the tournament, but have won their last four by a combined total of 57-7, culminating in an 8-1 defeat of Wilson (the team that beat them) on Saturday. The teams will play for the championship at 6 p.m. Monday.

The Bennetts Creek junior All-Stars, who have won their last three games by a combined total of 49-2, defeat Olive Branch 18-1 on Saturday, and will face Wilson in the championship game at 6 p.m. on Monday.

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