RICHLANDS, Va. — Richlands defeated Honaker for the District 11 8-10 baseball title and will advance to the state tournament.
The tournament opened June 16 with Bluefield beating Tazewell 20-10 in the first game. Honaker advanced with a 9-7 win over Lebanon. Richlands beat Bluefield 14-8 in its first game and earned a spot in the winners’ bracket finals.
Tazewell fought its way through the losers’ bracket beating Lebanon 10-8 and avenging the loss to Bluefield 16-1. Richlands defeated Honaker 15-0 to send the Tigers to the loser’s bracket where they defeated Tazewell 14-7 and earned the right to face Richlands again for the title.
Lebanon won the District 11 Jr baseball tournament defeating Richlands in a three game series played at Honaker. Lebanon also took the senior league tournament with wins over Tazewell 8-5 and 8-6. Tazewell eliminated Richlands from the tournament beating the Tornado 17-2 and 11-4.
In softball action, Honaker earned a spot in the state tournament winning the 6,9,10 age group over Richlands. Haysi beat Tazewell 16-1 and 11-0 ton win the 9-11 tournament and head to state.
Tazewell defeated Honaker to earn its spot in the finals after Honaker lost to Haysi in its first game.