County stars will head to Massachusetts after capturing title in Florida

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Gloucester won the Southeast Regional on Tuesday in Live Oak, Fla., to earn a berth in the 12/60 Cal Ripken World Series in Winchester, Mass., from Aug. 8-16.

The county's all-star squad finished 6-1 in the tournament. It twice defeated Eastern North Carolina, each time by a 5-4 score, in the championship round.

In the first of those games, Brett Lindsay pitched a four-hitter, had a hit and drove in two runs. He was named the game's MVP. Grayson Womble doubled and scored the winning run.

In the second game against Eastern North Carolina, Womble pitched 5 1/3 innings and was named the game's MVP. Hunter Martin earned a save.

Cash Watkins had two hits and two RBIs, Brett Lindsay hit a two-run single, and Cody Buffington had an RBI single.

As the "12/60" designation indicates, the game is played by 11- and 12-year-olds, with 60 feet between bases and a pitching distance of 46 feet.

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