The 13-year-old Arlington Babe Ruth All-Star Baseball Team won their league’s district tournament Monday night. They will now advance to the Babe Ruth League state championship, to be held later this month in Victoria, Va.
The Arlington team bounced back from a 1-11 loss against Vienna, beating the same Vienna team 10-4 to capture the district title.
“We were able to re-focus and win the game with strong pitching, great defense, and some timely hits and bunts,” coach Greg Wigton said. “We scored 8 runs in the 4th inning, and added 2 more in the 7th.”
The team’s first game in the state tournament will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23.
The team roster, after the jump.
Back row (L to R): Coach Slaugther, Andrew Long, Hunter Gray, John Brown, Michael Rozynski, Lucas Dolan, James Mellin, Coach Wigton
Front row (L to R): David Moeller, Jeff Kruger, Graeme Fineman, Nathan Jones, Jeff Constantz
Not Pictured: Chris Seymour, James Carroll, Johnny Bowman