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Zach Gosda (pictured), a third grader at Horn Academy, pitches for the West University Little League’s Wranglers in the Westbury Hearts and Homers tournament. The 9U select team recently made the switch from machine pitch to kid pitch. It was a tough transition, but the team worked hard and they are now successful on the mound. The Wranglers went undefeated through the entire tournament to win first place in their division. Gosda started with West U Little League at age 5 and joined the Wranglers at age 8. Zach’s mom, Shannon, loves being part of the Wranglers family. “This team has a great group of dedicated kids who want to do their best. We have great coaches who push the kids to improve, but aren’t over-the-top,” she said. Other members of the team are William Suell, Alex Yearwood, Knox Vacek, Luke Edgecomb, Jackson Ranucci, Tyler Pollock, Anthony Equale, Wyatt Hansen, Evin McCarthy and Alec Schaefer.
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