Wendell’s 13-14 All-Star baseball team went undefeated to win the Statewide Athletic Committee state tournament held in Goldsboro July 24-27.
The title was secured with a 12-1 win over Smithfield. Wendell’s other wins came against Cary (11-6), Onslow (5-4), and Smithfield in the opening round (7-3).
The Smithfield team had to win four straight games to avoid dismissal from the double-elimination bracket and force the second meeting with Wendell.
The 13-14 crew was one of three Wendell Parks and Recreation All-Star teams to compete in the SWAC tournaments, while the Wendell’s five other teams played in the recent Tar Heel Leagues Inc. events.
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Wendell’s 9-10 White team placed second in the SWAC district round to advance to the state tournament. That team bowed out after two games at the state level.
The 11-12 Wendell All Stars’ season came to an end with a 2-2 showing in the SWAC district tournament.