Whiteville baseball's winning tradition dates back decades

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - The winning tradition started long before standout MacKenzie Gore, who was the third overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, ever threw a pitch. It goes back decades.

The Wolfpack have won eight state championship (1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017) and is looking for a ninth this year.

For the fans, winning never gets old.

"We expect to be here every year," said Wolfpack supporter Shannon Soles. "We have proven it in the past, but we set the bar high and we try to hold up to it."

The Wolfpack have been dominant the past five years, compiling a 131-23 record. Whiteville beat North Lenoir 4-2 in Game 1 of the 2A East finals series on Wednesday.

"Any other team, it would be their highlight of the year to get this far," Soles said of the Wolfpack, which is in the East finals for the fifth straight year. "We have high expectations here in Whiteville."

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