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Sandstone claims U10 diamond championship

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 July 2019 at 9:14 am

Contributed Photo – Sandstone players and coaches celebrate after capturing the Albion Midget League U10 Division playoff champion. The players include Omer Fugate, AJ Sullivan, Brayden Lamartina, Jordan Simmons, Rocco Sidari, Jonah Elsenheimer, Elliott Trapiss, Drew Pritchard, Garritt Smith, Nick Luft, Big G, Tyler Siebert, Brayden Lindke and Brayden Ryder. In back are coaches Omer Fugate, Josh Trapiss and Dan Bartlett.

Completing a perfect 10-0 season, Sandstone defeated Barre 15-5 this week in the Albion Midget League U10 Division playoff championship game.

Sandstone took the lead for good by scoring 5 quick runs in the first inning as Elliott Trapiss had a leadoff triple, Brayden Lamartina a double and Drew Pritchard a single.

Keeping the momentum, Sandstone added 6 runs in the second inning as Trapiss had a double, Lamartina a two-run single and Jonah Elsenheimer a single.

Sandstone capped off the win with 4 runs in the fifth as Brayden Ryder had a triple and Trapiss, Pritchard and Elsenheimer singles.

Trapiss, Pritchard ad Elsenheimer each finished with 3 hits and Lamartina 2.

Owen Rush had 2 hits for Barre which scored 4 times in the fifth inning highlighted by a two-run single by Mason Snook.