The Gloucester 12U All-Stars were the runners-up in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament played July 24-28 in Holly Springs, N.C.
The Gloucester boys started the tournament strong last Thursday with a 9-2 win over the Florida state champs. Cash Watkins pitched an incredible game with 13 strikeouts, while Cody Shiflett led the offense with a home run.
Gloucester bested the hosts from Holly Springs in the second game of the day, 8-5. Blake Taylor hit a double and drove in a run in the first inning the scored on a single from Jordan Roane. Roane hit a double and drove in two more runs in the second. Watkins accounted for the final run of the game with a solo home run.
On Friday, Thomas Horsley pitched a 10-0 shutout against South Carolina. Hunter West contributed a stand-up triple to the effort and Taylor had a double.
In the second game Friday, Gloucester was down, 3-1, after three innings with the West North Carolina champs. Matthew Hudgins ...
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