VANCOUVER, WA — The Intermediate (50/70) Division from Camas Little League made a statement this weekend.
The Camas Little League 50/70 All-Stars won big Sunday evening against Columbia, 15-3, in five innings to clinch the District 4 Championship title for their division. The win earns the 12 boys the opportunity to compete at State competition this weekend at Snohomish, WA.
The 50/70 All-Stars District 4 Champions. Back row, left to right:
Coach Casey Taylor, Manager Brendan Ford, Luke Brewer, Jake Trupp,
Billy Schuldt, Grant Heiser, Mitchell McKowan, Coach Mark Trupp.
Front row, left to right: Jake Taylor, Brett Filuk, Christian Geigenmiller, Jack Lattimer,
Tony Lattanzi, and Camden Ford.
 
The boys played Columbia earlier in the day and narrowly lost, 6-5. After a hearty lunch, Camas brought their bats back in the late afternoon game and made a statement, scoring six runs at the top of the first inning. While Columbia burned up several pitchers, Camas only pitched Billy Schuldt, but had Christian Geigenmiller warming up in the bull pen. Grant Heiser caught the entire game.
 
At Sunday’s first game, Mitchell McKowan pitched half the game, and was relieved by Jake Taylor.
 
The boys began their tournament Friday night against Columbia, as well. Luke Brewer was a workhorse on the mound, throwing 95 pitches. Geigenmiller closed the game.
The boys executed an excellent defensive game, communicating well with each other, and making smart plays throughout.
 
Little League’s  50/70 division, in its third year, is designed to help the players adjust from the standard Little League regulation field (for ages 5-12) to the much larger high school full-size regulation field. The 50/70 team is managed by Brendan Ford, who has coached at Camas Little League for eight seasons. The team is also coached by Mark Trupp and Casey Taylor.
 
Ford’s regular season team, called the Camas Fuel, also won first place in the division this season.
 
The State tournament, which begins July 5, includes seven districts from across Washington state.

The new division is steadily growing among leagues across the country. To learn more, visit www.camasll.com

 
 
 

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