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Springfield's 12-U Blue Storm Team Sweeps Cal Ripken District 1

The Springfield Athletic Association's 12U-Blue Storm youth baseball team completes the sweep as four-time Cal Ripken District 1 Champions!

Dating back to 2009 as 9-year-olds, the Springfield Athletic Association 12U-Blue Storm has never lost a district game. 

Sweeping four district titles - and going undefeated in the process - is a feat never before accomplished by an Springfield Athletic Association (SAA) team.

The defending Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion and two-time PA State Champion SAA 12U-Blue Storm completed their historic run through Cal Ripken District 1 by beating Hilltop in consecutive, yet very different, games. 

In the first game, Springfield build an 8-1 lead and withstood a valiant run from Hilltop, leading to an 8-6 Storm victory. In the championship game, Hilltop jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead and built an 8-4 lead before the Storm erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to emerge with a 12-8 win and their 4th consecutive district crown.

Next up for the SAA 12U-Blue Storm will be the Cal Ripken 12U PA State tournament being hosted by Springfield AA at . 

Information, game schedules and directions are available at www.springfieldaa.org and www.leaguelineup.com/cr12umar and in the PDF files attached to this article.

The 12U PA State tournament begins Friday, July 6 with games and opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. and concludes on Tuesday, July 10 with the

Springfield AA is still in need of volunteers to assist with the event. If you are interested in helping, please contact Michelle Kutufaris mkutufaris@gmail.com.

Good Luck Coach John Morris and the Springfield AA 12U-Blue Storm!

Information provided by SAA Tournament Baseball Director David Thorpe.

Check Springfield Patch often for coverage of the tournament.

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