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Berlin 10-11 Little League All-Star team state champs

By Intern, Morgan Pilz | Aug 03, 2017
Photo by: SUBMITTED PHOTO The Berlin Little League 10-11-year-old All-Star team won the District 8 title as well as the state championship this season.

(Aug. 4, 2017) The Berlin 10-11 Little League All-Star team wrapped up its 2017 season going undefeated in the state tournament.

The Maryland competition kicked off on July 22 in Easton. The Berlin squad won all five of its games.

“They played against the best each district had to offer and showed they were [the] top [team],” said Head Coach Robert Phillips. “When a play was needed they stepped up and got the job done.”

The team won its first game against St. Mary’s,17-2, on July 22. The next day, the Berlin team edged out Northwest, 12-11. On July 26, the squad defeated Concocheague, 12-5.

The Berlin Little League All Stars outscored North East, 7-3, on July 30 to take home the state title.

“They never got down on themselves when the other team was up,” Phillips said. “They showed confidence and most of all they had fun.”

The next step for many of these boys will be to move up to the 11-12 Little League All-Star team.

“Next year I hope I have the opportunity to coach the 11-12 [team],” Phillips said. “We would have a chance to go to Williamsport, but would have to win districts, states and regionals first. It’s a tall feat, however, these boys have heart and would give everything they got.”

The Berlin 10-11 Little League also captured the District 8 title this season.

Four other Berlin Little League All-Star teams – Senior League, Major League, Intermediate and Softball Minor League – also earned District 8 titles. The Senior League squad won a state championship as well.

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