S-S Mustangs advance

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Southampton-Sussex Mustang all stars continued their impressive run this summer with another tournament title, this time claiming the Northeast Section Championship held at the Southern Chesapeake Athletic Association this past Tuesday through Friday.

Kneeling from left to right: Aidan Powers, Kingston Brooks, Emerson Darden, Ethan Webb; standing in front, Matthew Gray, Marquez Stith, Cole Goodman, Hunter Bell, Cole Hewett, Gannon Ritter; back, David Brantley, Grant Applewhite, Sabien Motton, Daniel Hoctor; coaches Andy Ritter and Mike Brooks. — Submitted | Amanda Ritter

After an opening round 15-4 victory over Lynnhaven on Tuesday, S-S defeated Smithfield 10-4 on Thursday to advance to Friday night’s championship. S-S earned the big trophy with a hard-fought 9-4 victory over Great Neck in the final.

The Mustangs now move on to the South Region Championships, being played this week in Windsor. Winter Park, North Carolina, will take on Sectional runners-up Great Neck at 6 p.m. this Thursday, and S-S will open their tournament play against host team Windsor that same evening at 8 o’clock.

Games will continue Friday with the championship game of the double elimination tournament scheduled for Saturday.

The winner will advance to the East Zone Championships in Chesterfield the week of July 26.