The Erwin and Reynolds 14U softball teams finished first and second, respectively, in the Babe Ruth state tournament held last week at the South Buncombe Youth League fields.
Erwin was able to remain in the winners bracket through the tourney and defeated Reynolds in the finals.
By virtue of their places, both teams have qualified for the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional tournament to be held later this month in Alachua, Fla.
The Erwin team members are Jaiden Bartley, Chloe Deaton, Alexa Honeycutt, Elizabeth Moore, Cheyanne Nettles, Salena Owens, Madeline Parker, Keri Penley, Brianna Roberts, Emily Sanders, Saylor Strickland and Erin Thomas. The coaches are James Colclasure, Jeff Honeycutt, and Dean Smith.
The Reynolds team members are Lizzy Carter, McKayla Dukes, Haley Galloway, Kaylee Harris, Krista Hendrick, Erin Howell, Kira Jones, Laney Lanter, Rachel Lanter, Alana Matheson, Emily Penland, Abby Shaw, Hayley Taylor, Jessica Utter and Tori Warren. The coaches are Mike Barrett, Vince Carter, and Bob Hendrick.