ZEBULON — A full package of offense, defense and stamina was on display as the Zebulon 10U All-Star softball team won the 2013 Tar Heel Leagues District 6 tournament championship.
The title was sealed June 30 with a win over Franklin County, a team that rallied through the losers bracket with a win over Knightdale to earn a meeting with the Zebulon in the final game. Franklin would have had to defeat Zebulon twice to claim the crown.
It became evident early in the final game that Zebulon would have no part of that. Zebulon tallied nine runs in the first two innings and added one more run in the third on the way to a 10-0 win. It marked only the second Tar Heel Leagues District 6 softball tournament title for the Town of Zebulon.
The Zebulon girls also faced the Franklin County All Stars in their second and most exciting game of the tournament.
Trailing 5-2 entering the top of the final inning, Zebulon erupted for six runs on six hits to shock the Franklin squad by a score of 8-5. That win left Zebulon in control of the tournament.
Zebulon opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over Knightdale. Solid defense was the theme as the girls made play after play and only committed one error during the six-inning contest.
By winning the tournament, Zebulon earned a ticket to the Tar Heel Leagues State Tournament, which will be held July 18-21 in Shelby, North Carolina.