The Enterprise Aces faced off against Ozark in the Dixie Pre Majors (17U) State Tournament last week and picked up a pair of wins to earn a spot in the Pre Majors World Series later this month.
The shortened state tournament saw Enterprise and Ozark play the first game in a best of three series on July 10 with Enterprise picking up the 6-2 win. Tristen Bartling led the Aces at the plate going 3-for-3 with two runs, while Payton Easterling, Bowen Beckham and Jack Williams scored one run each. Williams also got the win on the mound pitching fiving innings and giving up two runs.
Ozark was able to tie the series with a 2-1 win on July 11. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Ozark managed to score the winning run after a wild pitch drove a runner home with the bases loaded.
Drew Cashin pitched all seven innings and gave up just two hits and two runs in the loss.
Enterprise left no doubt in game three, however, picking up a dominant 12-2 win immediately following game two.
Enterprise ran away with the game after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning and the game was called following the fifth inning.
Bartling had a big day at the plate going 2-for-3 with two runs, while Logan Fleming went 3-for-3 with two runs, as well. Cashin went 3-for-3 with two runs and four RBIs in the win. Will Powell also scored two runs. Williams got the win on the mound giving up two runs in five innings pitched.
Enterprise now heads to Guntersville on July 25 to compete in the Dixie Pre Majors (17U) World Series against teams from all across the South. Enterprise – which will be Alabama’s representative – will face Florida in the first round of the tournament on July 25.