By Carl Holcomb
Carolina barbecue with sweet sauce along with some country music greeted the Southeastern Regional Junior and Senior League Softball teams in Salisbury, N.C. during the opening ceremony last Thursday, then West Virginia was left with a bitter taste losing to Florida 17-5 in the opening round of the Southeastern Regional Junior League Softball Tournament on Friday morning.
Teams from North Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia competed in the junior league, while the senior league featured teams from North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
Virginia Senior League edged out North Carolina (Rowan) in the championship.
Rowan Little League hosted the Southeastern Regional for a second year and had nice evening planned with decorations of softballs, gloves, and candy on the tables for the players at the West End Plaza in Salisbury.
There was music and dancing, buffet style food and each player was recognized when receiving the Southeastern Regional pins.