Forbush baseball players compete in Greensboro

By Kristian Russell - krussell@civitasmedia.com
Blake Winebarger played a variety of positions throughout the week for Region 7. - Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple
Carter Foster had several hits for Region 7 over the course of the Powerade State Games. - Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple
Peyton Winebarger pitched for Region 7 on Saturday morning. - Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple
Bryce Vestal showed off his skills at the plate and in the field for Region 7. - - Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

GREENSBORO — The Powerade State Games baseball games were held at the UNC Greensboro baseball stadium last week. Five local athletes made the roster for Region 7 East Wilkes’ Bryce Vestal and Forbush’s Blake Winebarger, Peyton Winebarger and Carter Foster.

Region 7 didn’t have the week it was looking for as it ended the tournament with an 1-3 record. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Region 7 took losses. On the last day of the tournament, Region 7 was able to come away with an 8-1 win over Region 4.

In the first game against Region 5, Foster started in right field, Blake Winebarger started on second, and Bryce Vestal was the designated hitter. Region 7 started the game off strong, but Region 5 was able to take an early lead before taking an 11-0 win. Region 5 would go on to eventually win the silver medal.

In the second game of the tournament, Region 7 was able to score four runs and keep up with its opponents until Region 6 came from behind to score several runs. Region 6 took a 9-4 win to move Region 7’s overall record to 0-2. On Saturday morning, Region 7 took on Region 1. Peyton Winebarger came in as a closer on the mound for Region 7 and gave an impressive performance. Winebarger tapped his highest fastball at 84 mph and threw a variety of pitches to earn a few strikeouts. While Winebarger’s performance on the mound was impressive, Region 7 was unable to overcome Region 1 and took a 6-2 loss.

With the final day of the tournament underway, Region 7 was finally able to earn an 8-1 win over Region 4. Region 7 ended its Powerade State Games with a record of 1-3. Region 7 was coached by Forbush head coach Jack Moss.

Blake Winebarger played a variety of positions throughout the week for Region 7.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Blake.jpgBlake Winebarger played a variety of positions throughout the week for Region 7. Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Carter Foster had several hits for Region 7 over the course of the Powerade State Games.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Carter.jpgCarter Foster had several hits for Region 7 over the course of the Powerade State Games. Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Peyton Winebarger pitched for Region 7 on Saturday morning.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_Peyton.jpgPeyton Winebarger pitched for Region 7 on Saturday morning. Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Bryce Vestal showed off his skills at the plate and in the field for Region 7.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_vestal.jpgBryce Vestal showed off his skills at the plate and in the field for Region 7.Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

By Kristian Russell

krussell@civitasmedia.com