The 33rd Annual Powerade State Games high school baseball event is coming to Charlotte, and several area high school players will be participating on the diamond for Region 6.

North Lincoln’s Matt Heavner, Seth Whitley and Jake Soorus, who just helped lead the Knights to the 2A state championship, have been selected by a group of coaches who held tryouts for the event.

Brent Walls and Dalton Pence of Cherryville have also been named to the squad, as well as SouthLake Christian’s Joseph Haney.  Other area players include Zachary Wilson of Burns and Michael Greene from Crest.

Bessemer City head baseball coach Phillip Russ will serve as this year’s head coach of the Region 6 team, and his assistants will include Lincoln Charter’s Scott Clark, SouthLake’s Mike Causey and Alex Leonhardt of Burns.

College commits who are on the Region 6 team are Chandler Riley (Charlotte), Trey Truitt (East Carolina), Brandon Hudson (N.C. State), Haney (Davidson) and Heavner (N.C. State). 

The team will have a pro-style workout at Central Cabarrus High School on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:55 a.m., before the games get underway on Thursday, June 13.  The games will be played at BB&T Ballpark (home of Charlotte Knights), UNC-Charlotte and surrounding Charlotte area high schools.

The tournament will be “Pool Play” format, with the eight teams split into two separate pools.  Games will run through June 16.  To be eligible, players must be rising seniors, juniors or sophomores.

Region 6 includes high schools from Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanly, Union and Anson counties.


2019 Region 6 Baseball Roster

Corey Avant - Sun Valley

Konni Durschlag - Mallard Creek

Martin Gair - Cox Mill

Michael Greene - Crest

Joseph Haney - SouthLake Christian

Matt Heavner - North Lincoln

Brandon Hudson - Cuthbertson

Rhett Lowder - North Stanly

Lucas Martino - Carmel Christian

Dalton Pence - Cherryville

Chandler Riley - Cox Mill

Andrew Schuldt - Hough

Chad Sikes - Piedmont

Travis Snell - Hickory Grove

Jake Soorus - North Lincoln

Robert Stone - Covenant Day

Trey Truitt - East Meck, 

Brent Walls - Cherryville

Seth Whitley - North Lincoln

Zachary Wilson - Burns


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