Published 4:06 pm Thursday, July 27, 2023
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Smithfield 11u team members are, front from left, Landon Auvil, Kyle Messinea, Andy Jewell, Wesley Harpley and Ayden Harpley; middle row, Colton Joyner, Asher Downey, Roman Blackwell, Henry Havlin, Connor Madray, Samuel Theall and Carter DeWees; back row, coach Bill Harpley, Mike Havlin, Cecil DeWees and Jimmy Auvil. Smithfield was the East Zone Bronco-11 Region champion and East Zone runner-up. (Submitted photo)
Smithfield 12u team members are, front from left, Ashton Livesay and Jesse Hearn, and back row, Hank Sundburg, Noah Cox, Coach Mike Cox, Luke Waycaster, Coach Rolando Pabon, Nicholas Slaba, Coach Eric Santana, Royce Hall, Coach Tony Slaba, Landon Westheimer, Coach Hank Sundburg, Quincy Carr, Alexander Santana and Alex Iannacito. Not pictured are Jack Hayden, Evan Canada and Phillip Morgan. The Smithfield stars were East Zone district, section and region champs. (Submitted photo)
Two Smithfield Recreation Association all-star baseball teams made waves in national tournaments over the weekend.
The 11-and-under team won two games in the Bronco World Series in Chesapeake, beating Texas 9-3 and 6-5. Smithfield was eliminated by Mexico on Monday in a semifinal game that started Sunday and was interrupted by rain.
The double-elimination tournament also featured teams from North Carolina, California, the Philippines and Bahamas.
The Smithfield Recreation Association 12U team competed in the Pony East Zone Bronco-12 Tournament in Pittsburgh, posting a 10-0 win over West Virginia and falling twice to New York, 4-3 and 6-0.
Luke Waycaster and Noah Cox each hit a home run against West Virginia. Alexander Santana homered against New York.