The Roanoke Rapids Youth Babseball Association 12U All-Stars Opened the NC Cal-Ripkin State Tournament Friday in Swansboro.
The Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets opened with a win by beating Winterville 8-3.
Gannon DeBerry pitched 5 scoreless innings for Roanoke Rapids and Ayden Brantley closed it out.
Leading hitters for Roanoke Rapids were Gannon DeBerry, Collin Elias, Carson Duncan, Jackson Midgette, and Seth Tickle all with 2 hits each.
The 12U All-Stars play again Saturday at 12 against Laurinburg and 6 against Nash County.
One win on Saturday will put the 12U into the playoff for the State Championship on Sunday.