They were playing in a tournament named after the man that allowed the girls to have an opportunity to play softball.
Laurinburg defeated the Angel Elite squad out of Pembroke three times to claim the 1st Annual Phillip Hayes Memorial Tournament championship at Optimist Park this weekend.
Over the weekend, the girls outscored Angel Elite, 38-4.
Leading hitter in the tournament according to on-base percentage were: Sarah Eury, who had a .900 percentage, Morgan Hatchell had an .800 on-base percentage. Allison Smith (.778), Lauren Ward (.714) and Jenna Byrd (.700) also had on-base percentages above .700.
Byrd also supplied the hitting at the dish, connecting on a pair of home runs. Kassee Lowe also had a long ball.
Lowe and Hatchell each had a triple while Eury, Smith, Ward, Bre Steele, McKenzie Wilkerson, Laney McLaurin, Madison Jackson and Sara White each came up with singles. Byrd and Eury led Laurinburg with three RBIs each.
The 8-and-under All-Stars would like to give a special thanks to Laurinburg Optimist and the Carolina Pride softball teams for their support.
Pride 12-U team brings home the trophy
The Carolina Pride 12-and-under travel softball team went 4-0 on its way to the championship in the 1st-Annual Phillip Hayes Memorial Tournament.
The Pride had a battle on its hands for five innings before coming away with the 2-0 win over the Palmetto Force.
Cameron Sharpe went 2-for-2 to lead Carolina. Haven Birchfield went 1-for-1 while Darrian Ivey and Kenleigh Callahan each went 1-for-2. Sharpe and Callahan combined for the win in the circle.
The Pride got a 2-for-3 showing from Morgan Parker to earn a 6-1 win over the Angel Elite from nearby Pembroke.
Parker, who had a double, was joined by a 2-for-2 showing from Callahan. Kelsey Mabe went 1-for-2 while Sharpe was 1-for-1. Callahan struck out nine in a one-hit performance for the win.
Carolina punched its ticket to the championship game with a 7-5 win over Palmetto.
Mabe went 2-for-2 with a double and also go two-hit performances from (Morgan) Parker and Ivey (both went 2-for-3). Sharpe had the win inside the circle.
In the championship, the Pride rode a 2-for-2 showing from Ivey and a three-hit, eight-strikeout performance from Callahan for the 4-3 victory over Angel Elite.
Nadia Walters added a 1-for-1 performance at the dish in the deciding game.
Carolina be in action back in Laurinburg for the CSA Carolina Clash Border Bash on Sept. 25-26.