Youth baseball all-star tourneys begin Friday

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The lights will be shining bright at Burton Wells Park in Beaufort this weekend, as two Dixie Youth Baseball all-star tournaments get underway.

Burton Wells will host the District 8 tournaments for the Minors (9-10) and O-Zone (11-12) divisions beginning Friday. 

The O-Zone tournament will feature Colleton County versus Bluffton in the first game at 6 p.m., followed by Hilton Head versus host Beaufort at 8 p.m. Play continues through Monday’s championship game with the winning team advancing to the state tournament in Bluffton next month. 

Host Beaufort drew a first-round bye in the Minors tournament and will face the winner of Friday’s 6 p.m. matchup between Bluffton American and Bluffton National at 10 a.m. Saturday. Hilton Head will face Colleton County in Friday’s second game at 8 p.m. The district champion will advance to the state tournament from July 13-18 in Anderson. 

The AA Machine Pitch (7-8) district tournament is slated to begin June 21 in Walterboro with the top two teams advancing to the state tournament July 6-9 in Florence. Beaufort will open against Hilton Head at 8 p.m. on June 21.

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