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The Dirtbags are back

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By Travis Jenkins

A bunch of dirtbags will be hanging around Lewisville again this year.
The Tri-County Dirtbags, a travel baseball team made up of players from Chester, York and Lancaster, will be taking part in a tournament this weekend at Lewisville High School. Six players from the upperstate champion Lewisville Lions are members of the 16U team including Drew Colvin, Alex Reed, Trey Keels, Austin McCall, Andrew Culp and Quenten Sanders. The head coach of the team is South Pointe's Joel Taylor, assisted by Lewisville's Billy Keels and former Lewisville (and current Newberry College) pitcher Will Robbins.
"This was a 15U team last year, so we're just taking them up," Keels said.
The team will play Saturday at 4:30 and 7 p.m. with both games being played at Lewisville. The Dirtbags hit the field for two more games Sunday at Lewisville, with game times set for 2 and 4:30 p.m.
There is also a 15U Dirtbags team (it was a 14U team last season) featuring some local players and coaches. Lewisville assistant coach Wally Weir is the head coach (Lancaster head coach Toby Taylor is his assistant) and players include Jack Jordan, Nick Rachels, Zack Weir and Garrison Hyatt of Lewisville along with Koby Ruff from Great Falls. The team is playing at a tournament in Gastonia, North Carolina this weekend.