North Charleston to host bar-b-que for Dixie Baseball teams

Three North Charleston teams have advanced to a Dixie Baseball World Series tournament this summer.

For the second consecutive summer, the City of North Charleston has organized a fundraiser for all of its teams that have advanced to a Dixie Baseball World Series.

To help pay for the teams’ trips to compete in the national championship tournaments, the city’s recreation department will host Lunch in the Park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 25 at Park Circle.

The benefit will feature meals prepared by renowned cook Jamie Westendorff available for purchase for $10. Meals will include baked chicken or barbecue pork, macaroni and cheese, green beans, a roll and a beverage.

Tickets are being presold and will also be available during the event. Meals will be available for delivery in a limited area. For further information, call 843-745-1028.

This summer three North Charleston teams won the state tournament for their division to earn the right to represent South Carolina in a Dixie Baseball World Series.

The North Charleston 15U All-stars advanced to the Dixie Baseball 15U World Series July 18-20 in Sterlington, Louisiana. North Charleston won all three of its pool-play games, defeating Deridder, Louisiana 10-0, Independence, Louisiana 14-2 and Troy, Alabama 11-4 to advance to the Final Four.

Then North Charleston defeated Dyersburg, Tennessee 3-2 to advance to the 15U World Series Championship game. There, the team fell to 2-1 to Jefferson Parish Recreation District East, Louisiana.

The North Charleston 15-16 All-stars will compete in the Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors World Series scheduled for July 27-31 in Sterlington, Louisiana. North Charleston will open against the Mangham, Louisiana all-stars at 1 p.m. July 27.

The North Charleston 17-19 All-stars will compete in the Dixie Baseball Majors World Series also scheduled for July 27-31 in Sterlington, Louisiana. North Charleston will open against Laurel, Mississippi at 4 p.m. July 27.