07/06/04 — Babe Ruth baseball -- Wilson County wins three district titles

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Babe Ruth baseball -- Wilson County wins three district titles

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on July 6, 2004 1:55 PM

SNOW HILL -- The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association sent three teams to Greene County for the Babe Ruth Eastern North Carolina District Four Baseball Tournament and came away with three championships.

*In the 12-year old division, Wilson County defeated North Johnston 9-0 to advance to Wilmington for the state tournament starting July 16.

In the loser's bracket final, Johnston County defeated Wayne County 9-3.

Greg Simms paced Wayne County with two hits, while Josh Ponce provided a home run.

* Wilson County West 10 year-old's claimed a 6-4 win on Saturday over Wayne County as Wilson West's Logan Butts and Alex Nguyen combined on a five-hitter.

Wilson was led at the plate by Joshua Issette's 2-for-3 effort.

Wayne County's Tyler Brown had two hits, while Adam Pate, Blake Sutton and Bryant Stafford added hits.

In the loser's bracket finals, Wayne County bounced back with a 12-0 win over Greene County led by Collin Dubose's three-for-three output. Sutton added two hits for Wayne County, while Stafford provided a double.

Wilson will travel to Washington for the state tourney, beginning July 9.

* The Wilson County 11 year-old's won 3-0 over Wayne County on Friday as Cory Nygard pitched a one-hitter and added a 3-for-4 showing at the plate in the championship game.

No further information was submitted on the 11-year old championship.

With the win, Wilson County advanced to the state tournament in Wilmington on July 9-14.