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At the end of a 5-game run at Baseball USA, the 11U Naturals (pictured) are tournament champs. A home run by Westy Bennett gave the Naturals the momentum they needed to win. The boys, who attend Valley Oaks Elementary and Rummel Creek Elementary schools, joined to form a team that could play during the summer months after their spring season was canceled. Players and families were grateful for the ballpark’s stringent cleaning standards to keep them safe, so they could participate in the tournament. The 11U Naturals are (top row, from left) coaches Jacob Sletten, Matt Bray, Joey Borski, (bottom row, from left) Blake Borski, Zach Kline, Carson Pratt, Sam Bray, Parker Sletten, Ben Fuqua, Westy Bennett, Jaxon Sletten, Andy Macia and Will Newhouse.
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