The L-Town Xtreme, a 10-under travel softball team based in Lincolnton, recently won the National Softball Association Class B Eastern Girls Fastpitch World Series in Williamsburg, Va.
The team competed against teams from Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina and Virginia en route to the title.
The Xtreme rallied in the tournament after losing their first game, 4-1, to the Indiana Gators. They then defeated the Loudon Storm of Virginia 2-1 and the Florence (S.C.) Knockouts 4-1, with all three games being played on the same day.
The next day they topped Valley Force of Ohio 4-2, and on July 25 defeated the Sabatoge of Ohio 7-6 before falling 8-4 to the Dirt Dawgs of Ohio. The team had to play Sabatoge again on July 26 to stay in the tournament, and the Xtreme won to play the Dirt Dawgs again for the title.
The Xtreme won the first game by a run, then capped their run to a championship with a 14-2 mercy-rule win in the final game.
The world series title was the last in a string of tournaments the team won this summer. It was the NSA N.C. state tournament, the NSA Mighty Casey Tournament, the NSA Season Opener Tournament, the NSA Louisville Slugger Spring Fling World Qualifier Tournament and was the runner-up at the NSA Spring Cheerwine Championship Tournament.
The team will remain together this fall and will play in the 12-under division. It is made up of girls from Lincolnton, Vale, Cherryville, Ellenboro and Granite Falls.
Team members are Gracie Hester, MacKenzie Hayes, Allie Kay Homesley, Morgan Chapman, Jayleigh Drewery, Alyson Eaker, Laney Jo Patterson, Regan Weisner, Brooklyn Harris, Gracie Ledford and Brooke Henley. They are coached by JC Drewery and Kelly Homesley.