CARY, N.C. — Team Virginia 10U, a select baseball team based out of Roanoke, captured the championship of the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA Atlantic Coast World Series, contested July 12 through July 14 in Cary, North Carolina.

Three players on the squad hail from Franklin County: Rylan Adkins, Brody Edwards and Tyler Foutz and former Ferrum College assistant coach Chad Foutz was one of the squad’s four coaches.

Adkins, Edwards and Tyler Foutz were star players on Franklin County’s 2017 Dixie Youth Machine Pitch (ages 7 and 8) that finished as the runner-up in the state tournament that year.

Team Virginia finished the tournament with a 5-0 record. The club outscored its opposition, 46-11, and defensively, it committed only three errors.

Team Virginia bested W.R Red, 11-3; Summerfield Stars twice, 8-3 and 11-0; Havoc, 5-2; and Athletics Lab, 11-3, en route to the title.

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