50/70 All-Stars contend for state title
After an 18-0 opening-round win over the Weddington Nationals, the Rutherfordton-Chase 50/70 Intermediate All-Stars faced the second Weddington team in the semifinals Sunday.
Paced by two 3-run home runs from Levi Parks, Rutherfordton/Chase defeated the Weddington Americans 18-4 to earn a berth in the state title game.
That game was played Monday night but scores were not available prior to press time.
Adam McDowell, Jace Crowe, Sam McArthur and Jake Laughter combined to hold the Americans to just four runs.
Crowe, Wesley Smith and Joe Conner added home runs for Rutherfordton/Chase. McDowell finished the semifinal game going 3-for-3 while Keaton Snethen went 2-for-2.
If Rutherfordton/Chase wins Monday night, they will earn a berth in the Southeast Regional tournament in Spring Hill, Tenn. beginning July 19.