The Spring Valley DePue Ladd (SVDL) All-Stars defeated Ottawa National 12-2 to win the Ottawa National 9 Year old All-Star tournament. Hunter Meagher was the winning pitcher. The SVDL All Stars played six games in five nights, coming back the hard way to win the championship over five other District 20 teams after dropping the opener 1-0 to Ottawa American. They bounced back with wins over Peru (10-0), Streator (10-8), Ottawa Amerian (8-5) and then swept Ottawa National, 11-0 and 12-2. Team members are (front row, left) Jack Devert, Caleb Savitch, Brendan Pillion, Grant Plym, Joe Shroeder, and Drake Doucette; (second row) Ashton Pecher, Mac Resetich, Denzel Sobin, Hunter Meagher and Drake Garland; and (back row) manager Mike Pillion, coaches Joe Garland, Dean Devert and Dave Savitch.
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