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Ferndale 12U Cal Ripken team poses after winning the regional tournament in Meridian Idaho (July 22, 2017). Photo courtesy Bill Hatchett

Ferndale Cal Ripken team moves on to World Series after winning regional tourney

The Ferndale 12U Cal Ripken team has earned the privilege to compete in the Cal Ripken 12U 60′ World Series.

The Ferndale team came away with the Cal Ripken 12U 60′ Northwest Regional Tournament Championship after beating played Co County, Idaho, in the semi final game, 8 to 6, and then tournament host, Meridian, Idaho, 12 to 4 in the championship game.

The Cal Ripken World Series will be held in Clemmons, North Carolina beginning August 1st. Team Manager Bill Hatchett said no other ‘Ferndale’ team has ever made it to the World Series. Hatchett noted a Whatcom Americans 12U team with 8 Ferndale players on the roster made it 2 years ago.

The Ferndale team earned the chance to compete in the regional tournament after taking the state championship.

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The Ferndale team is made up of 12 players, 11 from Ferndale and 1 from Meridian School Districts.

Players are Landen Hatchett #1, Isaiah Carlson #2, Conner Walcker #3, Hunter Jones #5 (Meridian), Andrew James #9, Tipton Bundy #10, Giovanni Contreras #12, Jordan Mason #15, Dylan Strom #17, Jacob Mason #22, Lane Oostra #23, Sean Morrison #24. Coaches are Dean Oostra #19 and Hank Schwarz #33 and team manager is Bill Hatchett #27.

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