Submitted by Andy Wodka for Black Hills Youth Baseball
The Black Hills Youth Baseball 9U team won the Cal Ripken Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament today in Meridian, Idaho. The team is comprised of thirteen 9 year olds from Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater. This is the first time a 9U team from Black Hills has captured a Regional Tournament. They defeated teams from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. They went undefeated in the tournament winning all 5 game they played.
The players from Black Hills are Hunter Lund, Grant Austin, Ryan Orr, Jordan Hanson, Chase Clark, Shoh Shulz, Grant Lindstrom, Tanner Bradley, Joshua Wodka, Brayden Oram, Caleb Crider, Jack Beaumont and Jacob Wodka. The coaches are Grant Lindstrom, Jake Clark and Mark Bradley.
The team captured the State Title two weeks ago in a tournament held at Borst Park in Centralia, Washington. The Black Hills team now moves on to the USSSA World Series to be held in Chino, California in early August.