The Forest City Fury 12-and-under baseball team took part in a tournament at the Cooperstown All-Star Village in Oneonta, New York, June 26-July 3, coming in third out of 45 teams.
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Rutherfordton got off to a good start Sunday as Kael Snethen hit a leadoff homerun, but they could only get four hits the rest of the way, falling to Greenville 18-2 at the 11-12 state baseball tournament in Brevard.
The Rutherfordton 11-and-12-year-old baseball team began the state tournament with a dramatic victory over Morganton, with a walk-off wild pitch lifting Rutherfordton to a 5-4 win on Friday night at the City of Brevard Sports Complex.
Shortstop Riley Stanley and the rest of the Rutherfordton 11-and-12-year-old baseball team will begin the state tournament tonight at 6 p.m. in Brevard.
Last weekend, 12-year-old Jenna Bridges traveled to Greensboro to compete in the North Carolina Long Course Age Group State Swimming Championships.
Trailing by a run against Southwest Forsyth going into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Rutherford County bats exploded for 11 runs over the next two frames to win by an 11-1 final and force a winner-take-all title game at the Junior League state baseball tournament in Brevard on Monday night. However, Rutherford lost the next game to Southwest Forsyth by a 13-3 final to finish second in the state.
Sometimes the secret to baseball is knowing when not to swing the bat. Rutherford County’s Gabe Pritchard learned that secret well as he sent in the winning run in extra innings by drawing a four-pitch walk with the bases loaded in Rutherford’s 8-7 victory over Wilmington at the Junior League state tournament in Brevard Sunday evening.
Rutherford County baseball/softball All-Star teams will be competing in state tournaments this weekend beginning Saturday, July 18, while another baseball team will begin competing July 24.
Rutherfordton's 11-12 All-Stars won the District 1 championship on Monday night by defeating Chase 16-5 at Crestview Park. Rutherfordton will now advance to the state tournament. Members of the team are Kael Snethen, Micajah Wall, Riley Stanley, Caleb Crain, Cameron Hill, Bingham Higgins, Braxton Flack, Christian Hardin, Anthony Walker, Brock Byrd, Malachi Ryan, Brock Harris and Coleman Pritchard. Coaches of the team are Cooper Flack and Curtis Snethen. The manager is Chad Wall.
The 50/70 team from Rutherford County finished in third place in the baseball state tournament held in Clemmons after falling to Walkertown 11-3 Tuesday.
The Rutherfordton 11-12 All-Stars topped the Chase All-Stars 16-5 to capture the District 1 championship Monday night at Crestview Park. Rutherfordton withstood a second challenge from cross-county rivals Chase to earn the right to play for the North Carolina State Championship, which starts July 24 in Brevard.
The 50/70 baseball team from Rutherford County has won the state championship two years in a row. Now, they are trying to bring home a third as the team posted a 2-1 record this weekend in Clemmons.
The Chase 11-12 All-Stars brought momentum into Saturday’s game with Rutherfordton, but that was not enough as Rutherfordton prevailed to defeat Chase 9-4 at Crestview Park. Rutherfordton rode good pitching and the long ball into a championship showdown Monday night.
The Rutherford County Junior Legion team won its playoff game with Hendersonville 9-5 on Wednesday, completing a series sweep. However, program director Curtis Snethen has elected not to advance to the next round of the playoffs due to nine players being declared ineligible because of dual participation.
The Forest City 10-11 baseball All-Stars battled all game, but dropped a heartbreaking 8-7 extra inning contest to Boiling Springs on Wednesday at Summey Park.
Rutherford County Post 423’s Junior Legion team opened the 2015 playoffs on a positive note as it edged Henderson County, 8-7, on Tuesday at R-S Central Middle School.
The 10-and 11-year-old district baseball tournament began on Tuesday night at Summey Park, with a first-round matchup between Forest City and Rutherfordton being won by Forest City, 13-0, in four innings.
Rutherford County Post 423’s Junior Legion baseball teams split a doubleheader with South Caldwell on Thursday at R-S Central Middle School. The red team eked out South Caldwell, 1-0, on great pitching by Adam McDowell and Brice Hamrick, while the blue team lost a heartbreaker, 4-3, to the same team.
For the second night in a row, the Junior League All-Star baseball team from Rutherford County used an offensive barrage and strong pitching to defeat Cherryville, this time by a 17-3 score on Thursday night at Summey Park. In the process, it wrapped up the District 1 title and will now advance to the state tournament.
The lights at Crestview Park automatically go out at 11 p.m. each night, which they did just four minutes after Friday night's action was complete.
The Forest City 8-and-9-year-old All-Star baseball team ran undefeated through the district tournament and will now be heading to Wilson on July 11 to represent District 1 in the state tournament.
Rutherford County pitcher Clint Condrey is the only player left from the Junior League team that went to the World Series last season. If he keeps pitching the way he did Wednesday night against Cherryville, Condrey and the rest of his Rutherford County teammates may just make a return trip.
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