14th annual Spring Break Baseball Tournament hosted by Ashley to begin Monday

The 14th annual Spring Break Baseball Tournament hosted by Ashley will get underway Monday with all four New Hanover County public schools again participating.

New Hanover captured its first title a year ago with a 6-1 victory over Patriot, Va. The Wildcats are the favorite to repeat as they enter as with a 13-0 record an a national ranking of No. 4 in the latest MaxPreps Excellent 25 poll.

Hoggard leads all area teams with three tournament titles (2010, 2016 and 2017). Host Ashley won in 2014 and Laney won in an eight-inning thriller in 2012.

Joining the area teams this year are: Heritage, East Forsyth, Garner and Annadale, Va. Here is information about each participating team:

ANNADALE, VA.

Record: 3-8

Runs for: 56

Runs against: 85

Team batting average: .237

Team ERA: 3.52

Top hitters: Soph. Danny Salisbury: .364, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 8 runs; Soph. Spencer Robson: .306, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 10 RBI, 7 runs; Sr. Alex Brennan: .296, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 6 runs, 9 stolen bases

Top pitchers: Soph. Danny Salisbury: 0-3, 2.30 ERA, 32 strikeouts, 7 walks in 24 1/3 innings; Jr. Carter McGraw: 2-0, 2.80 ERA, 19 strikeouts, 11 walks in 20 innings

ASHLEY

Record: 10-5

Runs for: 95

Runs against: 50

Team batting average: .286

Team ERA: 2.18

Top hitters: Sr. Rocco Farmintino (Brunswick CC commit): .380, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 15 RBI, 15 runs, 8 stolen bases; Fr. Branton Jernigan: .364, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 14 runs, 10 stolen bases; Sr. Trent Eason: .326, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI, 9 runs; Soph. Barrett Swails: .302, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 11 RBI, 10 runs

Top pitchers: Sr. Josh Kidd (Brunswick CC commit): 6-0, 2.01 ERA, 65 strikeouts, 19 walks in 38 1/3 innings; Sr. Ashton Evans (Brunswick CC commit): 1-2, 2.21 ERA, 18 strikeouts, 12 walks in 19 innings; Jr. Daniel Birkle: 1-1, 3.00 ERA, 9 strikeouts, 0 walks in 14 innings; Fr. Branton Jernigan: 0-1, 3.20 ERA, 15 strikeouts, 10 walks in 15 1/3 innings

EAST FORSYTH

Record: 6-11

Runs for: 106

Runs against: 105

Team batting average: .276

Team ERA: 4.63

Top hitters: Sr. Danny Fish (Gardner-Webb commit): .339, 6 doubles, 8 RBI, 15 runs; Fr. Xavier Isaac (East Carolina commit): .316, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 13 RBI, 9 runs; Sr. Jackson May (Winthrop commit): .313, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 10 RBI, 13 runs, 4 stolen bases; Jr. Parker Sobota: .313, 3 doubles, 7 RBI, 13 runs

Top pitchers: Sr. Kameron Evans (Winston-Salem St. commit): 1-5, 4.83 ERA, 34 strikeouts, 15 walks in 33 1/3 innings; Sr. Spencer Calloway: 2-1, 4.70 ERA, 25 strikeouts, 16 walks in 25 1/3 innings

GARNER

Record: 10-6

Runs for: 102

Runs against: 59

Team batting average: .254

Team ERA: 2.82

Top hitters: Jr. Nolan McLean: .415, 2 doubles, 7 home run, 26 RBI, 20 runs; Soph. Harrison Garner: .409, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI, 8 runs; Sr. Joe Carawan: .311, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 11 runs

Top pitchers: Sr. Aidan Edwards (Virginia Wesleyan commit): 2-1, 0.55 ERA, 32 strikeouts, 12 walks in 25 1/3 innings; Sr. Harrison Parker: 2-0, 1.15 ERA, 31 strikeouts, 0 walks in 24 1/3 innings; Sr. Dylan Wheeler (Western Carolina commit): 1-2, 2.33 ERA, 14 strikeouts, 9 walks in 15 innings; Jr. Nolan McLean: 2-0, 2.56 ERA, 26 strikeouts, 5 walks in 13 2/3 innings

HERITAGE

Record: 12-3

Runs for: 107

Runs against: 39

Team batting average: .291

Team ERA: 1.89

Top hitters: Soph. Chris Katz (Wake Forest commit): .409, 4 doubles, 3 triples, 11 RBI, 1 run; Sr. Cameron O’Brien (Campbell commit): .367, 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 18 RBI, 11 runs; Jr. Alex Imposimato: .343, 1 double, 1 triple, 7 RBI, 10 runs, 4 stolen bases; Sr. Cole Cunningham (Wake Tech CC commit): .317, 2 doubles, 3 triples, 10 RBI, 13 runs, four stolen bases

Top pitchers: Sr. Ryan Walters: 4-0, 0.35 ERA, 17 strikeouts, 11 walks in 20 innings; Sr. Logan Flowers (William Peace commit): 2-0, 0.60 ERA, 11 strikeouts, 1 walk in 11 2/3 innings; Jr. Carson Hinnant: 1-1, 2.00 ERA, 11 strikeouts, 3 walks in 14 innings; Jr. Jalen Hollins (UNC Greensboro commit): 2-1, 2.40 ERA, 29 strikeouts, 14 walks in 23 1/3 innings.

HOGGARD

Record: 3-11

Runs for: 56

Runs against: 63

Team batting average: .314

Team ERA: 1.86

Top hitters: Sr. Zach Zabriskie (Francis Marion commit): .488, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 9 runs, 12 stolen bases; Jr. Jackson Vargo: .364, 1 double, 4 RBI, 4 runs; Fr. Jaxson Croom: .341, 5 RBI, 6 runs, 5 stolen bases; Soph. Trey Clucas: .333, 1 double, 5 RBI, 4 runs

Top pitchers: Soph. Trey Clucas: 2-2, 0.00 ERA, 44 strikeouts, 4 walks in 27 1/3 innings; Jr. Sam Fox: 1-3, 1.40 ERA, 30 strikeouts, 3 walks in 30 innings; Soph. Maguire Craddock: 0-3, 1.99 ERA, 23 strikeouts, 4 walks in 23 2/3 innings

LANEY

Record: 10-5

Runs for: 64

Runs against: 60

Team batting average: .241

Team ERA: 2.88

Top hitters: Sr. Matt Adam: .298, 1 doubles, 3 RBI, 7 runs; Jr. Garrett Wolfe: .273, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Jr. Brooks Byers: .256, 1 double, 9 RBI, 7 runs, 4 stolen bases

Top pitchers: Jr. Sam Garcia: 3-0, 1.24 ERA, 31 strikeouts, 13 walks in 28 1/3 innings; Sr. Jared Peterson: 3-0, 1.66 ERA, 18 strikeouts, 4 walks in 12 2/3 innings; Sr. Chase Hall: 3-2, 2.50 ERA, 19 strikeouts, 11 walks in 33 2/3 innings

NEW HANOVER

Record: 13-0

Runs for: 99

Runs against: 14

Team batting average (through 12 games): .286

Team ERA (through 12 games): 2.18

Top hitters (stats through 12 games): Sr. Kyle Smith (UNC commit): .500, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 13 RBI, 12 runs; Sr. Blake Walston (N.C. State commit): .400, 3 doubles, 7 RBI, 11 runs; Sr. Jac Croom (UNCW commit): .364, 3 doubles, 4 RBI, 9 runs; Sr. Jonathan Manis: .323, 4 doubles, 6 RBI, 3 runs

Top pitchers (stats through 12 games): Sr. Blake Walston (N.C. State commit): 6-0, 0.44 ERA, 71 strikeouts, 7 walks in 31 2/3 innings; Sr. Alex Sniffen (N.C. Central commit): 2-0, 0-00 ERA, 28 strikeouts, 3 walks in 17 1/3 innings; Jr. Hunter Hodges: 4-0, 2.53 ERA, 28 strikeouts, 14 walks in 19 1/3 innings