Little League all-stars take District I
BURLINGTON — The Addison County 10- and 12-year-old all-stars won the District I tournament on Wednesday, defeating Shelburne, 6-1, in the final in Burlington’s Schifilliti Park The game had been suspended from Tuesday with AC leading, 3-0.
AC advanced to the four-team double-elimination state tournament in Bennington which began on Saturday. AC fell to Essex Town, and Bennington faced Central Vermont in Saturday’s first round. The local boys have one more chance to win the championship tonight.
AC completed a 7-0 run through the District 1 tournament with Wednesday’s win. The county all-stars outscored their opposition by 59-11 during the tournament.
In the final, first postponed from Sunday, Abe Ready hit an early two-run homer, and Cameron Castillo earned the complete-game pitching victory.
The members of the team are Zavier Barnes, Ryan Brouillard, Cameron Castillo, Clark Crary, Jarran Griffin, Landon Hunt, Stef Johnson, Irie Mazur, Bryce Phelps, Abe Ready, Jason Sperry, Tucker Wright and Orion Yates.
The coaches are Randy Barnes, Mike Phelps and Jason Mazur.
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