Local youth baseball squads were crowned Cal Ripken Baseball Northern California state champions and are now preparing for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournaments, which are one step away from the Cal Ripken World Series in August.
The Age 12-and-under State Tournament was won this past weekend by the team representing Laguna Youth Baseball. This is the same basic squad that made Age 11 Pacific Southwest Regional a year ago and took first place
They will be playing at Visalia for their regional play beginning next Monday. Here is the link to their fundraising site, http://www.gofundme.com/bi21oc, any donations would help this club in their expenses.
At Age 11, the team representing Elk Grove Youth Baseball were state champions and will play their regional tournament at Bullard, July 20 - 25. If you can help with a financial donation to offset the costs of travel please go to: http://www.gofundme.com/b03vvo.
The Ripken Baseball organization has constructed a baseball complex in Aberdeen, Md., where its World Series are held.
Watch here for more on each team in the coming days....