The Burlington 11U Cal Ripken Baseball team continues to add victories to their already winning season.
As reported, the team was recently named the State Champions after coming out ahead in first pool play followed by a semi final game against Milton. They then went out to the State Championship game where they prevailed over Marblehead.
This past weekend the team traveled to the Regional Tournament in Harrison, Maine and kept their winning streak alive. On Saturday the team beat the Skowhegan, ME, team with a score of 7-2. They followed that performance up on Sunday by beating Milton with a score of 7-6.
They were set to continue play on Monday with a game against Andy Valley, ME, but that game was postponed to noon on Tuesday due to inclement weather.
In related news, the U12 Cal Ripken team continued its hosting of the 2022 Cal Ripken Tournament at Simonds Park in what is known as the World Series Play In, a round-robin type of tournament that was held on July 16 and 17 featuring Burlington, Weymouth, New Hampshire and Vermont. This was after the team lost 1-2 in the State Championship game.
In the team went 1-2 in World Series play. They beat Lebanon, NH on Saturday with a score of 6-1. They then lost a hard fought game to Weymouth 0-1 in 7 innings Sunday morning. Then, in the afternoon game, they lost to a great Vermont team 4-10 who came into the game with a record of 2-0 by beating Weymouth, and Lebanon previously.
The teams’ success was mentioned during Monday night’s Select Board meeting when member Mike Espejo had a lot of praise for both teams for their season and for the Burlington Baseball & Softball Association for hosting a successful tournament.
“They are great events and I’ve never seen Simonds Park so electric,” he said. “There were lots of people there to cheer on the teams.”