Carson Miller

8-and-under All-Star Carson Miller makes a throw in a win on Saturday.

Jackson County All-Stars began pool play this weekend.

The 8-and-under baseball team won both games on Saturday and are ranked as the number one seed going into this week’s district tournament.

Jackson County won over Waynesville in the first game of the weekend by a score of 14-4 and held onto their second game for a from behind win over North Asheville 6-5. The close game ended with a double play by Eli Hawk at shortstop to Garrett Chapman at first base.

Leading hitters for the weekend were shortstop Hawk, second baseman Carson Miller, right fielder Bruce Brown and catcher Trey Caulkins.

Jackson County’s 10-and-under baseball team won their first game on Saturday by a dominating score of 30-5 over Transylvania County, led by an 18-run inning. The team lost their second game of the day to Henderson County by a score of 16-6.

Leading hitters for Jackson County were shortstop William Russell who went 7 for 8 in two games, second baseman Kayden Moore who went 6 for 8 on the weekend and catcher and pitcher Brett Parris who went 6 for 8 drawing four walks on the day.

The 10-and-under team is ranked second in the district tournament and will resume play at 6 p.m. Thursday at North Asheville Weaver Park.