Staff photo by Sam Hickman
Leland National’s Michael Peterson is safe at first after laying down a bunt single to lead off the game in his team’s 2-1 win over Whiteville in the second round of the North Carolina Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament at Waccamaw Park in Ash. Leland won its first two games and was scheduled to play West Robeson in a winner’s bracket game Monday, July 9.
Leland National remains unbeaten in state tournament

 ASH – Leland National captured the Dixie Youth District 5 championship without suffering a loss.

Through two rounds of this week’s state tournament at Waccamaw Park in Ash, Leland National has continued its winning ways.

The 10-year-old all-star squad from northern Brunswick County knocked off South Stanly in the first round Saturday, July 7, before edging Whiteville 2-1 in a winner’s bracket contest Sunday, July 8, in front of a large crowd.

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