• Ken Morgan

Carolina Freedom Finishes 7-0 at Summer World Series to Claim D3 Gold Bracket Championship

19 teams faced off in the 9u D3 division this weekend in Rocky Mount. The Carolina Freedom scored the top seed in the 8-team Gold bracket after going 4-0 in pool play.


On Friday, the Freedom topped NCABC Fungo Red 8-5 and the Gastonia Raptors 15-0. On Saturday, the Freedom notched a 16-6 win over Wayne County Dingers and a 19-1 win over the Holly Springs Atoms.


The North Wake Grays received the #2 seed in the Gold bracket, posting a 4-0 record in pool play with a 23-2 win over the Carolina Copperheads, a 10-2 win over Outlaws Baseball, a 14-4 win over NOVA Battle (VA), and an 11-5 win over the Carolina Crushers.


The RBI Raptors also went 4-0 in pool play and earned the #3 seed in the Gold bracket. They scored a 14-1 win over the Wolfpack and a 24-3 win over the Carolina Copperheads on Friday. They followed that up with a 13-3 win over NCABC Fungo Red and a 13-9 win over Rocky Mount Marshals 2028.


In the quarterfinals on Sunday, #1 seed Carolina Freedom scored a 12-4 win over Carolina Thunder Gold, #2 seed North Wake Grays fell 12-8 against #7 seed Cleveland Wildcats, #3 seed RBI Raptors topped #6 seed Carolina Crushers 13-1, and #4 seed GRIT fell 15-12 against #5 seed Sandhills Scrappers. In the semifinals, the Carolina Freedom edged the Scrappers 5-4 and the Raptors notched an 8-4 win over the Cleveland Wildcats. In the finals, the Freedom finished off a 7-0 weekend with a 12-3 win over the RBI Raptors.


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