Bladen County 10U All-Stars win state title


Earn fifth-place in national tournament

Staff report



Courtesy photo Members of the state champion Bladen County team — coached by Matt Chawick, Barry Priest and Brad Turbeville — were Addie Bowen, Rylee Chadwick, Molly Evans, Gracie Faircloth, Lainey Hughes, Karli Priest, McKenzie Singletary, Zoe Smith, Laci Storms, Madison Taylor, Lena Trinidad and Emma Turbeville.


After winning the State-Wide Activities Committee State Softball Tournament championship earlier in the month, the Bladen County 10U All-Stars went on to finish fifth in the national tournament.

“We did pretty well,” said Jerry Hill, an uncle of one of the team’s players. “I thought we had a pretty strong team right from the start.”

Rylee Chadwick led the Bladen County team to the state title by twirling a no-hitter against Edenton. She reportedly allowed only two balls to be put in play and walked just two batters in the 6-0 win.

At the plate, after a scoreless first inning, Bladen County scored twice behind walks to Lainey Hughes and McKenzie Singletary and passed balls moved them up one base and, moments later, both runners scored on a throwing error.

In the third inning, Bladen County all but put the game away with four runs. A walk to Lena Trinidad got things started, followed by a stolen base by pinch-runner Laci Storms, a single by Addie Bowen, a sacrifice fly RBI from Chadwick and three straight RBI singles by Emma Turbeville, Singletary and Hughes for a 6-0 lead.

The next two innings were scoreless.

Members of the state champion Bladen County team — coached by Matt Chawick, Barry Priest and Brad Turbeville — were Addie Bowen, Rylee Chadwick, Molly Evans, Gracie Faircloth, Lainey Hughes, Karli Priest, McKenzie Singletary, Zoe Smith, Laci Storms, Madison Taylor, Lena Trinidad and Emma Turbeville.

Courtesy photo Members of the state champion Bladen County team — coached by Matt Chawick, Barry Priest and Brad Turbeville — were Addie Bowen, Rylee Chadwick, Molly Evans, Gracie Faircloth, Lainey Hughes, Karli Priest, McKenzie Singletary, Zoe Smith, Laci Storms, Madison Taylor, Lena Trinidad and Emma Turbeville.
http://bladenjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_BladenCo10UAllStars.jpgCourtesy photo Members of the state champion Bladen County team — coached by Matt Chawick, Barry Priest and Brad Turbeville — were Addie Bowen, Rylee Chadwick, Molly Evans, Gracie Faircloth, Lainey Hughes, Karli Priest, McKenzie Singletary, Zoe Smith, Laci Storms, Madison Taylor, Lena Trinidad and Emma Turbeville.
Earn fifth-place in national tournament

Staff report

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