Rain washed away the chance for local travel baseball teams to have their shot at the NC GameOn Sports Summer World Series title two weeks ago, but over the weekend they were able to get back on the field and compete for top honors.
Hurricane Laura looked to possibly put a damper on play Saturday but as the remnants of the hurricane approached the local area the threat of severe weather diminished, and the games went on as planned.
As of Sunday afternoon there were still many local baseball teams in contention for the championship in their respective age groups. In the 11U D3 division the Spartans team coached by Steve Bryant were the fourth out of eight seeds and were playing in the gold bracket semi finals.
The Virginia Squires 10U team were the top seed in their six team division after going undefeated in pool play on Saturday. The Southside Panthers went 1-1 in pool play on Saturday, earning them the fifth seed in the gold bracket in the 12U D3 division that has 12 teams participating.
The 13U open division had the Virginia Squires go 0-2 in pool play on Saturday but they were able to win their first game in bracket play Sunday morning and will be in the silver bracket semi finals with a chance to advance to that brackets championship game.
The 14U Virginia Squires are after more than a Summer World Series title this weekend. If they finish in the top three of their bracket they will win the overall points championship for the summer as well. As of Sunday morning the Squires earned the third seed in the championship bracket and played in the semi finals of the championship bracket after winning their first game on Sunday.
The 9U Virginia Squires were the five seed in the silver bracket and were playing for a shot at the silver bracket title on Sunday afternoon.
Full results from the weekend and more information will be in Wednesday’s edition.