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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