Bunting, Pippins to compete in NC State Games softball tournament

The tournament will be held in Charlotte this month

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Camden's Hailey Bunting


From staff reports

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Two area high school softball players will represent Region 1 at the North Carolina State Games high school softball tournament later this month.

Camden’s Hailey Bunting and John A. Holmes’ Hannah Pippins were selected to compete in the tournament for the Region 1 team.

Bunting, a junior pitcher, led Camden to the NCHSAA Class 1A softball state championship series last weekend.

Pippins, a freshman infielder, helped the Aces advance to the second round of the NCHSAA Class 1A state playoffs this spring.

Perquimans head coach Ricky Stallings will be the head coach of the Region 1 team, while Edenton head coach J.P. Pippins will serve as an assistant coach on the Region 1 team.

Region 1 is made up of high school athletes that play their high school softball in counties in the northeast part of the state.

Region 1 extends west to Granville County and south to Lenoir County.

Along with Bunting and Hannah Pippins, athletes from Bear Grass Charter, Louisburg, Nash Central, Rocky Mount Academy and Rosewood high schools are expected to compete for the Region 1 team at the tournament.

A total of six regions will compete in the tournament.

The North Carolina State Games high school softball tournament will be held June 18-19 in Charlotte at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and at Hornets Nest Park.