A standing-room-only crowd came to George Schmid Memorial Park Sunday to see Camas beat Cascade 10-3 for the 8-10 Washington District 4 championship.
“I think it’s great for 9- and 10-year-olds to feel that kind of support from the community, and to understand how much they do matter to this community,” said Josh Pike, manager of the Camas all-stars.
The Camas 9-10 stars are Parker Castellani, Boris Chrisensen, Sawyer Clifton, Thomas Clute, Cai Davis, Anthony Forner, Jared Forner, Mason Glassmire, Beau Harlan, Lukas Morse, Lucas Peterson, Brevin Pike, Teddy Wieczorek and Jack Williams. Pike coaches this team with the help of Joe Glassmire and Ted Wierczorek.
‘We talk about bringing energy and excellence. We knew if we committed to those things every practice and from the moment we showed up to the ballpark, the scoreboard would take care of itself,” Pike said.
“They’re great boys. The way they play the game — their hustle and their heart — is definitely a testament to their families.”
The state tournament begins for these boys Saturday, in Aberdeen.
“We’re going to go up there and we’re going to bring energy and excellence,” Pike said. “If we do those two things, we’re going to have fun.”
The Camas and East County Little League softball all-star teams squared off in three games to determine the District 4 champion at David Douglas Park, in Vancouver.
After East County defeated Camas 8-7 in extra innings June 28, Camas beat East County 10-0 and 7-1 Friday to win the championship.
The Camas softball stars are Grace Barsness, Kennedy Boatwright, Gracie Buzzell, Mercy Canifax, Kasey Clifton, Samantha Gittings, Reagan Jamison, Amelia Marcum, Alyson Ohnstad, Candice Owen and Molly Peebles. Rochelle Gittings, Tawnia Chenette and Brad Clifton are the coaches.
Camas faces South Hill in the first round of the state tournament today, at 6 p.m., at Oak Harbor.
A co-op team from Camas and Cascade little leagues captured the Junior Softball district title June 19, at David Douglas Park.
Camas-Cascade won one state tournament game June 27, at Monroe High School.
Camas players were Addy Cagle, Natalie Collins, Gabby Esparza, Maggie Lyons, Alycen Templer, Cassie Templer and Kamryn Walker. Cascade players were Claire Burton, Courtney Edmunds, Adrianna Puckett, Darrian Reeves and Avery Thamert. Kim Ritter managed the team and Ryan Bushnell and Jason Cagle were the coaches.
Little League baseball and 8-10 softball tournaments continue today.
Camas baseball faces Cascade at 5:30 p.m., at David Douglas Park.
The Camas softball team plays at 6 p.m., at Hockinson Meadows.
Scores and updated brackets are available at www.district4wa.com.