regional champsThe 13U Tri-County Baseball Team, made up of players from towns in Western Maine, won the New England Regional Babe Ruth Championship in Burlington, Vt. last week by beating Arlington, Mass. 2-1. The team will play in the 13U Babe Ruth World Series starting on Aug. 15 in Jamestown, N.Y. The World Series brings the 10 best teams from around the country to compete for a National Championship. The team includes Jonny Pruett, Janek Luksza, Rodney Bean, Cam Godbois, Cody Allen, Wyatt Williamson, Ayden Descantis, Charlie Morton, Dillon Desroches, Tyler Hill and Duncan Hurd. Woodstock’s Wyatt Williamson was the winning pitcher in the championship game. His record on the mound for the year is 16-1. Coaches are Tom Morton, Gary Williamson and Janek Luksza.The New England regional team’s first opponent in the World Series will be California. Said Gary Williamson, “Special thanks go out to Oxford Hills Baseball Program’s Shane Slicer, Joe Oufierio, and Lance Bean. They have always supported these athletes since age 9. They should be recognized for their unbelievable communication, devotion to baseball, and taking the time to instruct these players in parking lots in March when there is still snow on the ground.” Anyone wishing to contribute to offset expenses of the New York trip may send checks payable to Tri-County Babe Ruth and mailed to Tom Morton, PO Box 157, South Paris, ME 04281. Or go to The team is the second in the area to earn a trip to an out-of-state playoff, joining the Junior American Legion champs from the Bethel region, who play in Rhode Island this weekend.

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