Pairings released for Babe Ruth softball tourney

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 08:44 PM

Four Henderson/Vance Babe Ruth softball all-star teams begin Eastern N.C. State Tournament play Tuesday, July 9 at Washington’s Susie Gray McConnell Sports Complex.

Each team is placed in either an American or National Division with pool play slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, following Monday’s opening ceremonies. Double-elimination bracket play begins Thursday.

The Henderson/Vance 16-and-under and 14-and-under softball teams each are in four-team divisions while the 12-and-under and 8-and-under all-stars are in five-team divisions.

One Henderson/Vance Babe Ruth baseball team is yet to begin play this summer. The 13-year-old all-star team bypassed district action and starts the state tournament Thursday, July 18 in Pembroke.

Warren County’s district champion 13-15-year old Babe Ruth all-star team will compete in the state tourney July 18 in Kenly. Warren County also has two Dixie Youth baseball squads still competing in district play, as does the Northern Granville Athletic Association.

The NGAA Dixie Darlings 7-8-year-old softball team won its district championship and begins the state tournament next Friday in Lillington.

Babe Ruth Softball All-Stars
16-and-under
American: East Beaufort, South Granville, Edenton/Chowan, Chocowinity
National: Henderson/Vance, Cashie, Currituck, Nash Central
Pool play
Tuesday, July 9
Henderson/Vance vs Cashie (Field 2), noon
Henderson/Vance vs Currituck (Field 2), 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10
Henderson/Vance vs Nash Central (Field 2), 4:30 p.m.

14-and-under
American: Camden, East Beaufort, Cashie, Winter Park
National: Henderson/Vance, Down East, Pamlico, Washington
Pool play
Tuesday, July 9
Henderson/Vance vs Down East, 2:30 p.m. (Field 3)
Wednesday, July 10
Henderson/Vance vs Washington, 8 a.m. (Field 3)
Henderson/Vance vs Pamlico, 8:30 p.m. (Field 5)

12-and-under
American: Henderson/Vance, Down East, Laurinburg, Winter Park, Pitt County
National: Kinston, Cashie, East Beaufort, Dare County, Washington
Pool play
Tuesday, July 9
Henderson/Vance vs Down East, 8 a.m. (Field 3)
Henderson/Vance vs Pitt County, noon (Field 3)
Wednesday, July 10
Henderson/Vance vs Laurinburg, 4:30 p.m. (Field 4)
Henderson/Vance vs Winter Park, 8:30 p.m. (Field 4)

8-and-under
American: Supper Optimist, Pitt County, Laurinburg, Washington, New Bern
National: Henderson/Vance, Jamesville, Roanoke Valley, Camden, Wayne County
Pool play
Tuesday, July 9
Henderson/Vance vs Jamesville, 8 a.m. (Field 5)
Henderson/Vance vs Roanoke Valley, 2:30 p.m. (Field 1)
Wednesday, July 10
Henderson/Vance vs Camden, noon (Field 1)
Henderson/Vance vs Wayne County, 4:30 p.m. (Field 5)