VRD 10U Boys 3rd At Partin Park
As part of the 59th Annual Lyons Youth Tournament at Partin Park the 10U boys were in action from May 31 – June 4. No local team made it to the finals, but Vidalia had a deep run as they got to the semifinals.
In the first round of the tournament Metter beat Long County 7-2, Bacon County beat Glennville 9-6, Statesboro #2 defeated Appling County 11-0, Montgomery County was beaten by Evans County 9-0, and Reidsville lost to Statesboro #1 12-0. In the second round Vidalia beat Metter 16-1, Lyons defeated Evans County 7-6, Bacon won over Statesboro #2 13-12, and Statesboro #1 beat Swainsboro 10-0. Vidalia lost their next game as they fell to Bacon County 6-1. Lyons fell behind early against Statesboro #1 and lost the game 9-1. Statesboro #1 then beat Bacon County in the semifinals of the winners' bracket 11- 1. In the losers' bracket Glennville won 12-3 over Appling County, Swainsboro beat Long 9-5, Glennville won 13-5 over Evans, Statesboro #2 beat Montgomery 12-0, and Metter beat Reidsville 9-2. Swainsboro then defeated Glennville 13-0, and Metter beat Statesboro #2 14-8.
Vidalia met up with Swainsboro in the next round and took a 2-1 lead in the first inning. They added to that in the fourth inning to lead 5-3. Vidalia was up 6-4 at the end of the fifth inning and took the win, 8-5. Lyons fell behind early to Metter, and were trailing 7-0 after two innings. Metter ended the tournament for Lyons as they won 13-0. Vidalia then won a close game over Metter 5-4 to move into the semifinals for a rematch with Bacon County. Bacon again got the win as they knocked off Vidalia 10-3. That moved Bacon into the Championship against Statesboro #1.
It was a close game, but Statesboro came out on top 7-6 to take home the title.