Powerade Baseball Results
CARY — The 2016 Powerade baseball games have come to a close, and Region 7 is coming home with the silver medal.
After winning 10-1 on Thursday over Region 8, Region 7 went on to beat Region 2 on Friday, and Region 1 on Saturday. The championship game was played on Sunday with Region 7 facing Region 6.
The championship game was scoreless until the fifth inning when South Point’s Timothy Davila hit a double to right field. From there Region 6 took control of the game and came away with a 3-0 win and the gold medal.
Forbush players Tyler Campbell, Jamie Sheek and Carter Foster were part of the Region 7 roster, along with Elkin’s Hayden Brooks and East Wilkes’ Bryce Vestal. The State Games gave all five athletes a chance to show off their skills on the diamond.
Notable state game alumni are Madison Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP; and Josh Hamilton, the 2010 American League MVP. The 2017-2018 State Games will be played in the Triad area, and the 2019-2020 games will be played in Charlotte.
Region 7 Softball Roster Released
RALEIGH — The 2016 Region 7 roster for softball has been released and there is one local player on the team. Kelsey Swaim of Forbush will show off her talents this week as the Powerade Softball games kicked off on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Swaim was a standout at Forbush as she helped lead the team to the 2A Western Finals before the Falcons fell to West Lincoln. Swaim will step onto the field with Region 7 on Tuesday and Wednesday at Middle Creek Park in Raleigh.
Kristian Russell can be reached at 336-258-4052 or on Twitter @YadkinElkSports.