The spring portion of the 2016/17 age year season got off to a great March 18-19 as the 9U and 12U teams opened the organization's tournament schedule. Both teams participated in the AAU Super Regional. The 9U event was held in Oxford while the 12U event was contested in Butner.
The 9U team went a perfect 5-0 on the weekend to capture the crown, outscoring 76-29 in the five games. The 9s showed they can win close games as well, defeating the Alamance Patriots 5-4 in the semifinals.
The title was the second for the 9U team in 2016/2017.
The 12U squad also has a perfect weekend, winning all three games of their event to take the championship. Offense was plentiful for the 12s as well as they put up 53 runs in the three games while only allowing their opponents to cross the plate four times.
The championship was also the second title for the 12U team in 2016/17.
The two championships moved the NCDB organization closer to 100 all-time organizational championships. NCDB teams have now won 87 titles.