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Mathews Majors place fourth in state

The Mathews Little League All-Star Majors finished fourth out of 11 teams in the state softball tournament, which was held during the past week in Luray.

Mathews compiled a 3-2 record overall in the double elimination tournament.

The local girls started off the tournament on Friday morning, defeating Bennett’s Creek, 12-1. Mathews kept the winning streak going that afternoon, defeating Norton, 11-4.

On Saturday afternoon, Mathews faced its first setback, falling to Tazewell, 14-0. Facing elimination, Mathews came back strong on Sunday morning to defeat Louisa on its home field, 8-3.

The end of the tournament for Mathews came on Monday morning. Mathews battled back from an 8-2 deficit to tie the game at 8-8 against Atlee; but the Mathews girls came up just short at the end, falling 15-11. Tazewell and Atlee, the two teams that beat Mathews, faced off against each other on Monday afternoon for the right to face McLean in Tuesday’s championship game. Tazewell beat Atlee, 6...

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