Sandys 10U all-stars win tournament
Sandys 10U Cal Ripken all-star baseball team highlighted its summer with a 9-7 win over Reality Sports to claim the championship at the Mason County tournament earlier this month.
Sandy put up eight runs in the first two innings to take quick command of the game, avenging a loss to the Reality team during the pool-play phase of the tournament.
Sandy worked its way through the elimination bracket to reach the finals with a 14-2 win over Hometown, a 20-1 win over Capital and a 10-0 shutout over the Climbers.
Sandys 8U team finished its summer with an 8-7 extra-inning win over Kelso Blue earlier this month.
William Anderson connected on a two-strike drive to center field to score Justin Radenmacher with the winning run.
Sandy kept the game tied 7-7 when Caleb Rinard caught a pop-up near second base and Aaron Menchaca fielded a grounder to get Kelsos lead runner at third base.
The 9U all-stars were led by Kaleb Moore, who was the teams top hitter, highlighted by going .867 at the plate during a tournament in Kelso. He played every position on the field with the exception of third base. Casey Allsop highlighted the defense by catching a line-drive that turned into a double play against West Linn.