Temperatures are high and so is the caliber of the competition at the World Wood Bat Association 16U baseball tournament in Emerson, Ga.
The tournament began last week and runs through Friday.
Special thanks to a reader for these updates on some of the Western North Carolina players who are involved:
Ryan Maynor (Erwin): Has pitched five innings with three hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
Cameron Howell (Erwin): Has thrown six innings with four hits, three runs, one walk and six strikeouts. Howell and Maynor are both playing for the SBA Canes organization.
Ryan Decker (North Henderson): Has gone 6-13 with three RBIs and two doubles.
Kyle Decker (North Henderson): Has gone 4-13 with three runs scored. Decker and Ryan Decker are both playing for the SBA Canes.
Jared Patterson (Asheville): Has gone 1-3 with an RBI. Patterson plays for the Southern Athletics.
Chad Treadway (Reynolds): Has gone 2-5 and hit by a pitch three times. Treadway plays for the Impact Baseball Dirtbags.