Tar Heel and North State prepare for Little League state tournament

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Greenville hosted opening ceremonies for the North Carolina State Little League Baseball Tournament Tuesday night at beautiful Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park.

This tournament is for the 9-11-year-old age group.

Below are the six participating teams:

District 1 - Forest City LL - Forest City, N.C.
District 2 - Winston-Salem National LL - Winston-Salem, N.C.
District 3 - Myers Park Trinity LL - Charlotte, N.C.
District 4 - Tar Heel LL - Greenville, N.C.
*District 4 - North State LL - Greenville, N.C.
District 6 - Bull City LL - Durham, N.C.

*The host team is the team that finished in 2nd place in the District 4 Tournament. The district that hosts the state tournament sends both the champion and runner-up to the state tournament.

Tar Heel Little League has won the past two years. North State Little League last won this tournament back in 2016.

TAR HEEL LITTLE LEAGUE

"I'm very excited to play this year," said Tar Heel Little Leaguer Rondy Bryant. "Hopefully, we can win this year."

"Roughly 75 percent of my team is returning from last year's team," said Tar Heel Little League Manager Trey Haddock. "So I think the kids know each other, they're friends, they get along, and I think they're gelling very well together."

NORTH STATE LITTLE LEAGUE

"We give hard work, effort and we give it our all," North State Little Leaguer Tucker Pridgen said.

"The kids are loving it," said North State Little League Manager Aaron Givens. "It's very exciting. We have a very scrappy team that's ready to get to it and win this tournament."

SCHEDULE

Wednesday
Game A - North State LL vs. Winston-Salem National - 10 AM
Game B - Myers Park Trinity LL vs. Forest City LL - 12:45 PM

Thursday
Game C - Bull City LL vs. Winner of Game A - 10 AM
Game D - Tar Heel LL vs. Winner of Game B - 12:45 PM