Bladen County scored 3 times in the first inning. Jonah Bryan slammed a double, and Hunter Hester knocked him in with a single.
Weston Hilburn cracked a single, and Zae Grey belted a single that scored Hester. Jack Combs drove in Hilburn with a single.
Whiteville scored 5 runs in the first and 5 more in the second to take a 10-3 lead.
Hester and Hilburn smacked 2-out singles in the Bladen third inning, and Grey’s fielder’s choice scored Hester and trimmed the margin to 10-4.
Bryan batted 2-2 with a double and run scored for Bladen County. Hester finished 2-2 at the plate, scored 2 runs and drove in one. Hilburn was also 2-2 with a run scored.
Grey, Combs and Luke Bryant added one hit each to the Bladen attack. Grey drove in 2 runs, and Combs drove in one.