The young athletes of Lebanon Valley 10U All Stars have handily won two recent championships in quick succession—undefeated, no less.
The team, which consists of 11 players who are 10 years old and younger (hence the name), first took home a championship at the Linglestown 10U Baseball Tournament held in Dauphin County on July 5-7. Playing off against other teams in four games over the course of the event, the team scored a total of 51 runs to opponents’ combined 20.
The already-impressive feat got even better a week later, when the team won the 2019 Elizabethtown Bears Cup 10U Championship. This tournament saw the team face off in five more games over the course of July 13-14, winning all. Over this second tournament, in total, the team had 41 runs, giving up only six in return.
Two of the team’s players from the first tournament were not able to attend the Elizabethtown games.
The two championship wins are even more outstanding given that the team practiced only a few times at Quentin and Miners Village. Coaching staff for the team includes Jack Ezell, Bruce Conrad, David Yeingst, and Kevin Schreier.
The team would like to thank Wells Fargo Advisors, Genesis Lighting & Electric, and MGD Tractor & Equipment for their sponsorship. Although no definitive plans for other tournaments have been made, the team is considering attending one in August.
Said David Yeingst of the team: “It was an absolute joy to coach such a tenacious group of young athletes[…] the future is certainly bright for the game of baseball with these boys at the helm.”
An earlier version of this post misattributed Yeingst’s quote to his wife. We regret the error.