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Midway softball preps for Fourth
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Emeline Bell has helped Precision Engineering top the girls junior league at Midway. A full slate of games are scheduled to be played at Midway this Thursday before Fourth of July fireworks at 10 p.m.

Food, fun and fireworks are all in line at Midway Thursday, but softball will also be on the menu.

Midway has a full day of games lined up for the Fourth of July before the fireworks start at 10 p.m. The schedule includes 2-3 trainer T-ball beginning at 3:30 p.m., leading into 4-5 T-ball at 5 p.m. Coach-pitch will take over at 7 p.m. before a coaches game is played leading into the firework show.

Most of the Midway leagues will begin their tournaments in the coming days. Favorites have emerged in almost all age groups, but the tournament will be a chance for some upsets.

Dunlap Farms (6-2) and the Tree Huggers (5-2) are currently leading the T-ball league. Both will be in action Thursday as the league concludes the regular season. Williams Wholsale (6-1) and the Sprouts (5-1) will also try to stay atop the 6-7 coach-pitch league Thursday.

Rain has delayed a big matchup in the 8-10 youth league twice. The Seedlings and Rigsby’s Equipment have yet to play, leaving both undefeated at 4-0 with a week of games remaining. The teams will likely play twice in the next week, depending on the scheduling of make-up games.

Games will also need to be made up in the junior girls league, but a regular-season champion has already emerged. Precision Engineering is currently unbeaten at 9-0 and will be the favorite when the tournament begins next week.

Smarty Pants carries the same distinction in the junior boys league, holding an 8-1 record and a recent 16-8 win over second-place Belk Grocery (7-2).

Tuesday’s action wasn’t completed at press time, but it was a big night in the girls senior league. Three teams – Sun Drop, Chaos and O’Reilly’s – entered play at 5-3, two games behind 7-1 Crushettz.

Check the Standard website for more information on tournament schedules when they are made available.