|photos and story courtesy Renee Ventrice|
(July 9, 2012) - The Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth 13U All Stars captured the District 8 championship and will compete next on July 12 in Summit Point, WV.
The GLBR "LoCos" shut out their opponents scoring 32 unanswered runs in the district tournament: 17-0 vs. Stafford, 7-0 vs. Manassas and 8-0 in a rematch against Stafford. The LoCos kept their cool playing in record heat and humidity, with impressive focus and hard work.
A speedy, accurate outfield turned potential doubles into outs at second base. Double plays, athletic catches and and solid teamwork in the infield kept their opponents from reaching third base in almost every inning.
The performances from the mound were spectacular, with strike out after strike out frustrating batters. The LoCos will represent District 8 at the State Tournament on Thursday July 12 where they will face the Northern Virginia team from District 13. Game time is 8am at Hooper Field, South Jefferson Park in Summit Point, WV.
PLAYERS: back left to right COACH DAN SULLIVAN, #9 HUNTER GORE, #10 CURT DOESCHER, #44 JAKE WERNLE, #5 JACOB HAND, #8 DOMINICK MARINELLI, #24 LAWTON RIGGS, #7 BRYCE PEARSON, COACH MIKE MARINELLI front left to right: #16 JOEY SKOV, #2 CARSTEN WAHL, #3 RYAN STUDEBAKER, #4 DANNY SULLIVAN, #26 HUNTER KEIM, #13 GINO VENTRICE, #32 SEAN CLARK, COACH MIKE KEIM