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Local baseball squad set to defend state title

By By Jared Florreich / staff writer
July 6, 2003
The 11-year-old Meridian All-Stars will be seeking their second consecutive state championship when they visit Long Beach for the Cal Ripken State Tournament beginning Friday.
The squad, together for the last three years, will face the winner of Long Beach and Vicksburg at 6 p.m. on Friday. The tournament runs through July 15.
The recent rain from Tropical Storm Bill hasn't affected the team's practice routine.
Sterling said If the team is under pressure to repeat as state champions, they're not showing it.
Sterling said that his squad won't overpower anyone, but does the little things that determine diamond success.
The top two teams from the state tournament will advance to regional play in Eagle Pass, Texas the first week in August.

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