Area youth fare well at state baseball tourneys


LEE COUNTY – A host of Lee County youth baseball players competed at the Iowa USSSA State tournament last weekend, bringing home some hardware.

The Doherty Baseball Academy Red team went 5-1 at the tournament and captured first place in their division. The squad knocked off River’s Edge Black 12-3 in the title game

The teams only loss was a 4-1 loss to Waukee Wolves on Friday.

DBA REDKneeling on the left Jack Ragar and kneeling on right is Jett Morris, Standing from left to right are: Caedon Newton, Reece Huey, Kyler Beelman, Reid Campbell, Liam Enger, Kinnick George, James Fuller, Zach Nemecek, Stefan Berlett, and Jay Ellison. Coaches left to right are: Chase Newton, Josh Ragar, Randy Beelman, Jr., and Brent Berlett. Not pictured Coach Robert Ellison.

The Jr. Bloodhounds played in the Elite bracket at state this past weekend.  and placed second.  The Hounds lost a 7-6 nailbiter in the championship game against North Linn 13U and went 5-2 at the tournament. The Hounds will be playing the 13U Burlington Xplosion on Monday August 17th at Community Field at 5 pm. Tickets are $5.

Left to right are Head Coach Todd Herdrich, Triston Marshall, Adam Sobczak, Hunter Edlin, Chandler Fullenkamp, Brody Cashman, Leif Boeding, Braeden Wyrick, Bo Herdrich, Caden Barnes, Ethan Huffman, Aiden Mitchell, Luke Hellige, John Hellige

The Burlington Mudd Dawgs also captured first place in the 8U Kids pitch division. The Dawgs got swept two games from Trojan Gold 8U Saturday and Sunday with a 9-0 title win Sunday.

MUDD DAWGS 8U – Kneeling on the left Gibson Gunn, Nathan Stonger, Ayden Brookhiser, Drake Newton, Quinton Paslawski, Gavin Baker, Chase Ellison, Brae Hill, Ross Callahan, Jordan Walker, Kneeling on the right is Nik Schroeder Coaches left to right Mike Baker, Robert Ellison, Tim Hill

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