The North Carolina (Dunn) All-Star baseball team lost 14-8 to Georgia on Sunday in the Dixie Majors (12-and-under) World Series in Lumberton.
The N.C. Stars faced an elimination game against Mississippi on Monday and stayed alive with a 4-0 victory.
The Dunn-based team will meet Virginia in another elimination contest on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
“This was the first game in 14 games over one month of district, state and now World Series tournaments that we played a bad game,” said N.C. coach Charlie Stevens of Sunday’s contest. “They came out flat and stayed flat. I’m not sure but I think the win over Texas (19-0, Saturday) may have hurt us more than helped us.
“What I mean is they were not focused and thought they could just walk on the field and win. We made mental mistakes that I have not seen us make since 9-u baseball and that may have been 200 games ago. They are 12 years-old and the old saying ‘Mama said you will have days like this,’ definitely comes to mind.
“… I told the boys to go home and look in the mirror and ask it a few questions and today before the game they have to tell me what it said back.
“Not to take anything from Georgia, but Georgia did not beat us. We beat ourselves. It’s a game to forget and hope that we can play them again.”
Jalen Evans had two hits for Dunn. Getting one hit each were Wyatt Lucas, Ross Stevens, Anthony Jones, John Nelson McLamb, Jamari Thompson and Jax Woodall.