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Team qualifies for Southeast Regionals in North Carolina
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Brandon Hennessee hit a solo home run in the Cal Ripken State Tournament to help the Warren County National League tournament team prevail 4-0 over Grassland. - photo by James Clark
Lane Jones baffled opponents all season while pitching in the city league at McMinnville Civic Center. It was no different Monday night in the Cal Ripken State Championship game in Elizabethton.Jones pitched three scoreless innings and added a 2-for-2 performance from the plate as the 10-year-old National League tournament team won the state title with a 4-0 win over Grassland.Jacob Johnston added a two-RBI single and Brandon Hennessee smashed a solo home run to guide Warren County to victory.The win propels the 10-year-olds to the Cal Ripken Southeast Regionals in New Bern, N.C.Coming off a light work load the week before at the district tournament, Jones was a workhorse at the state. He only allowed one ball out of the infield, a first-inning single, before having to leave the game after the third inning because he pitched all of his available innings.Brant Young entered in relief and slammed the door on Grassland with three shutout innings.