Western Harnett wins Tarheel district title

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

The Western Harnett Youth Recreation 10U midget league baseball team won the Tarheel League District III/IV Tournament championship last week.

Western Harnett went 4-0 on the way to the district title. Western Harnett defeated East Chatham Red 9-2 to start the tournament, then beat Broadway 7-5 and East Chatham Blue 6-3. Western Harnett edged East Chatham Blue 8-7 in the championship game.

The district title sends Western Harnett to the Tarheel League State Championship in Smithfield, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, next week, July 24-27.

The team is: Bryce Fox, Dawson Dietrichson, Landon Jones, Isaiah Oates, Payton Coleman and Timothy Dwyer, Mason Talbert, Stephen Lassiter, Landon Smith, Ben Stafford, Austin Thomas and Zeddie Hennion-Wilson.

The head coach is Phillip Jones with assistant coaches Mike Fox, Cam Thomas and Jonathan Coleman.