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Sebring All-Stars stay alive

— The Sebring All-Stars made the most of their chances with a pair of wins in the Dixie Youth T-Ball State Tournament on Monday in Mulberry.

Sebring used its potent offense to blast its way past Bartow by a score of 27-13 in their first game and the boys in blue came back to edge Bushnell by a score of 14-12 in an elimination game on Monday night.

Sebring, which is one of four teams left in the tournament, played two games on Tuesday night. Sebring played West Seminole in the first game and their opponent in the second game depended on whether they won or lost the first game.

Results from the games were not available at press time.

For the complete story and photos from Tuesday’s action on the diamond, be sure to read Thursday’s Highlands Today sports section.

Sebring got rolling early and never looked back in its rout of Bartow as Chase Casey scored four runs and belted a mammoth home run.

Chase Vaughn scored three runs and Aiden Bryant smacked a double and a triple as Sebring cruised to the easy victory.

In a classic Dixie Baseball game, the contest against Bushnell turned into a nail-biter as Sebring rallied from a 9-2 deficit in the third inning to pull off the improbable win.

Trailing by three runs late in the game, Sebring’s Vaughn hit a three-run homer to tie score at 12.

Sebring was able to score a pair of runs to take the lead and their defense went to work by retiring 12 of the last 17 Bushnell hitters to seal the hard-fought victory.

Cole Travers belted a home run, Camden Culverhouse scored a pair of runs and Hunter Stone was selected as the game MVP with five putouts or assists.

Sebring first baseman JT Taylor recorded six outs by himself with three ground balls, two pop-ups and an unassisted double play.

Sebring was rested and ready for Tuesday’s games and Wesley Chapel played Wildwood in the other game.

The Sebring All-Stars’ goal of a Dixie Youth T-Ball state championship was still within reach.