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Meridian Pre-Majors win World Series opener

By Staff
From Staff Reports
July 29, 2001
Meridian's two state championship Dixie Youth teams took to the baseball diamond Saturday in an attempt to win a World Series, while another Meridian squad began their quest to reach the World Series.
The Meridian Pre-Majors, which claimed the state title in Laurel, knocked off Alabama 6-5 in the first round of the World Series being played in Florence, S.C. Meridian continues action today at 5:30 p.m.
In Charleston, S.C., the Meridian Majors, who captured their state crown in Taylorsville, were to have played Saturday, but rained forced the game to today at 9 a.m.
In Van Buren, Ark., the Meridian U-12's opened action in the Cal Ripken Southwest Regional, but results were not reported by press time.