The parents of the Bellows Falls Junior League Vermont State Cal Ripken 10u champions would like to thank all businesses and individuals who supported our boys throughout their postseason run from districts to state champions to regionals. We are grateful for all of you who contributed to our fundraising campaign to help offset the cost of the regional tournament in Massachusetts. We are so humbled by your show of support and encouragement for these boys as they prepared for tournament baseball.
As you might imagine, we faced pretty stiff competition, playing teams who come from towns with population base much larger than Bellows Falls. We are all so proud of our team of BFJL athletes who represented Vermont well.
The regional weekend began with a parade through the town of Uxbridge, Mass. with all participating teams. The boys then competed in a skills competition with two of our boys, Matt Hayes and Noah Simeno, winning 1st and 2nd in the throwing competition. The days that followed featured a round robin format with two divisions to determine seeding in the single elimination format. The Vermont team was in a tough division with two of the teams going to the championship round. We played ball and held our own, but were eliminated on Monday, losing to Norwalk, Conn., the eventual New England Regional Cal Ripken 10u champions. The boys learned a lot from this experience and will take it with them in their future runs in baseball and other sports.
The Parents of the Bellows Falls Junior League Vermont State Cal Ripken 10u champions