by Aaron Garcia
WCWAA 11-and-under all-stars advance to national tournament
The Weddington Menace, an 11-and-under baseball team from the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association, claimed Little League’s North Carolina 11-and-under title on July 21 in Wilson. Weddington went undefeated in the tournament, besting Bull City, 14-2, to open the competition. The Menace then downed Wilkes-American (11-0) and Southwest Forsyth (2-1) before beating Bull City again in the finals, 12-3.
As a result of the win, the Menace next travel to Greenville (S.C.) to take part in the Little League Southeast Tournament of State Champions, beginning Saturday, July 29. The Menace will face the top teams from Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama and South Carolina. The tournament concludes Wednesday, Aug. 3.
The Menace roster includes Ryan Amos, Zac Cerreta, Mark Conner, Matthew Helms, Joshua Manuel, Reid Mayers, Sam Mennitt, Patrick Morrison, Scotty Tuttle and Ian White. The team is coached by Rich Cerreta, Steven Helms and Mark Mennitt.