The Western North Carolina Rip City 12U softball team won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Spring Slugfest tournament over the weekend in Gastonia.
Rip City is made up of players from Buncombe, Madison and McDowell counties.
The team outscored its opponents, 37-9, in the tournament and fed off the pitching of Krista Hendrick and Lucy Hames. Rip City beat the Charlotte Rage, 9-8, in the championship game.
The rest of the Rip City team consists of Cassidy Cantrell, Gracie Sprinkle, Cierra Flack, Sarah Tucker, Christan Williams, Kaitlyn Lambert, MaKayla Gosnell and Lauren Davis.