The Lumber River Babe Ruth League hosted and won the Babe Ruth 15u Eastern State Championship at Purnell Swett and Red Springs High Schools last week. With the title, the team will travel to Varina, Va. on Tuesday to play in the southeastern regional tournament. Donations to help with team expenses are appreciated by contacting coaches Reggle Strickland, Jerome Hunt or Perry Strickland. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The team includes, front from left, Ted McNeil, Ritchie McCrimmon, Christopher Locklear, Jacob Oxendine, Ethan Chavis, Cal Hunt; and back from left, manager Reggle Strickland, Matthias Carter, Matthew Strickland, Kendall Locklear, coach Perry Strickland, Branjer Jones, Lucas Oxendine, McKinley Strickland and coach Jerome Hunt.