At press time, two Bluffton baseball teams were gearing up for the Dixie Youth O Zone, Division 1 state tournament slated for July 12-18 at Oscar Frazier Park.

The championship game will be played at 10 a.m. July 18. Daily tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children under 5.

Most of the games will be streamed live at BeaufortCountySC.gov.

Seven of the boys on these two Bluffton teams, four on the American team and three on the National team, also played on the Beaufort County Bombers teams this season, and had the opportunity to travel to Cooperstown in early July.

The boys stayed in dorms, and met and played teams from around the country. Families joined the boys for trips to the Baseball Hall of Fame and other sights.

They joined 101 other teams from around America. The Bombers Blue team placed ninth overall.