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FROM MIKE TENNEY’S WEST UNIVERSITY SPORTS DESK The best of WULL, WUSA shine in the post-season With 11 clubs from the West University Little League in the District 16 tournaments and 10 more all-tournament teams from the West University Softball Association (WUSA) having played in tournaments across the area and the region in �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ballplayers have been busy the past few weeks. The WULL had two all-star teams in ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11s, Majors and Intermediates — as well as a Juniors 14 squad that participated in the District 16 tournament. The also has a Seniors All-Star team looking for another trip to the Senior LL World Series. This year the series will be held in Easley, South Carolina, after West U ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� winning two of the past three world championships and one more in 2009. The Intermediates are another West U All-Star team looking for a trip to the national tournament. The West U players made it all the way to that World Series in Livermore, Calif. last year in ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� fairly-new 12-13-year-old division. This year, they will have two representatives playing in that age group — and they are aiming for another trip to the West Coast. Cole Bailey, Trent Caram, Chris Jacinto, Wyatt Leathers, Andrew Michael, Jarett Michalec, Tres Organ, Joseph Redell, Peter Sall, Austin Sim, Jacob Stavinoha, Blake Young and Wilson Woodcox are on the Intermediate Green team. Davis Bell, Josh Blum, Alex Buettgen, Maximus Cabrera, Drew Cohen, Mark D’Andrea, Seth Davidson, Foster Hord, Grady Jones, Ryan Leppard, Oliver Snell, Nick Sullo and Reece Tiras are on the Intermediate White roster. The two WULL Majors’ teams recently began what one of them hope will be a possible run to Williamsport, Pa. to compete in the Little League World Series. Hyatt Brown, Brayden Crow, Nash Chickering, Caleb Davis, Corbin Dawes, Riley Gilder, Jack Keeler, Jonathan Redding, Clay Richardson, Jordan Ross, Andrew Roy, Will Ryals, Luke Sullo and Nick Wachel played for the Majors American Leaguers, with Logan McAlpin an alternate who was injured. Scott Richardson was the manager, and Winn Davis and Jonathon Ross were the coaches. Joe Parks was the manager for the National League Majors, with Matthew Kenneally and Brad Fleming his assistants. Sam Aulbach, Logan Duplantis, William Fenner, Miller Fleming, Ethan Holt, Henry Jones, Graham Kenneally, Austin Little, Andrew Parks, Jack Sheppard, Chethan Shultz, Jack Ward and Doran Yustein were the NL all-star players. The youngest group of WULL All-Stars are the 9 year-olds, and they each had ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� for them was the Sectional tournament. Rekland Anderson, Oliver Bloom, Colton Blossom, Lane Bumgarner, Michael Chin, Blake Kekish, Nicholas Khalil, Tommy Hetherington, Alex Hughes, Luke Michael, Jackson Ryals, Spenser Schultz and Milan Shulz played for the American League, with Chris Ryals the manager and Paula Kekish and Al Kekish the coaches. For the National League 9s, Andrew Christiansen, Reid Dellinger, Will Garvey, Aaron Griggs, Jonah Ludens, A.J. Patterson, William Principe, Sloan Rippstein, Andrew Schneider, Jack Stanger, Rodney Thomas II and Raylen Zhang-Wang were on the roster, with Michael Dellinger the team skipper and Todd Griggs and Spencer Rippstein the AL coaches. Page 11 WEST U ESSENTIALS C


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