A Bluffton baseball team kept its hopes alive, but a softball team was eliminated in Dixie state tournament play Monday.
The Bluffton American all-stars won a third straight elimination game in the Machine Pitch (age 9-10) state tournament in Lexington, defeating Clemson Central 4-3.
Bluffton was scheduled to play again Monday night, but the game was postponed until 9 a.m. Tuesday because of rain. The winner of that game will advance to the championship series later Tuesday.
In softball state tournament action in Dillon, the Bluffton Darlings (age 9-10) were eliminated Monday afternoon, finishing 1-2 in the tournament.