Outlaws capture Midget American state championship
Team of Camas and Washougal players went 31-0
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
After winning the Milwaukie Invitational, the Banks Invitational and the Tri-County district championship, there was only one trophy left for the Camas Outlaws to obtain.
The team of 9- and 10-year-old baseball players from Camas and Washougal put the finishing touches on a perfect season when they defeated Sweet Home, Ore., 18-7 for the Junior Baseball Organization’s Midget American state championship July 14, in Corvallis, Ore.
“It’s surreal for us to be 31-0. One of the parents said it was like catching lightning in a bottle. Everything went our way,” said head coach Tad Mairs. “The kids were ecstatic. There were high-fives and big hugs all around. Some of us even had tears in our eyes. It was a very special moment.”
The Outlaws beat Oregon City in the opening round by the score of 14-4. They also defeated Liberty 7-5 and Keizer 12-11. Camas then rallied from five runs down in the first inning to beat Selwood 6-5 in the semifinals.