Shenandoah 12U All-Stars win Babe Ruth state tournament

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12U softball All Stars 2022

~ PVN staff report

WISE — The Shenandoah 12U All-Stars won four of five games over a four-day stretch to claim the 2022 Babe Ruth Softball Tournament championship on July 3 at Veldon Dotson Park way down in Wise, Va.

The 12U All-Stars represented the Shenandoah Recreation League well in Wise as they won their first two games by a combined margin of 41-4. Shenandoah defeated Craigsville, 26-1, in both team’s tournament opener on Thursday, June 30, before beating the host team of Wise, 15-3, in Game 2 on Friday, July 1.

Shenandoah would play the ultimate tournament runner-up, Peachtree, over the next three consecutive games — winning the first, 4-2, on Saturday, before losing a Sunday morning game, 13-5, and then taking the championship in dominating fashion that afternoon, 15-0.

Caelyn “KK” Lucas was selected as the state tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The 12U Virginia state champions will now advance to the Babe Ruth softball regionals in Clemons, N.C. on July 13-16.

To view a full bracket, complete with scores, of the eight-team, double-elimination 12U Babe Ruth Softball State Tournament, click HERE.

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  1. So very proud of this remarkable group of young ladies! They played thru rain; sweat and tears to prove their determination!! As they get older and move onto high school; they will be a force to be reckoned with. I see high school state championships waiting; it’s all for the love of the game!!

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