, 2015

Undefeated: Lancaster 8U
team wins two tournaments

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The 8U Lancaster Devils claimed two trophies last week, one in Heathsville at the Northumberland Little League Park and the other on their home field at Dream Fields in Kilmarnock

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From left, members of the 8U Lancaster Devils are (front row) Joshua Woolard, Stewart Hollingsworth, Pierson Long, Toni Thomas, Keegan Kellum; (next row) Creston Saunders, Tyler Crabbe, Peyton Lambert, Ben Pittman, Jayden Moody, Kelvin Davis. Other members of the team are DJ Zeiler, Garrison Robins and Spencer Cammarata.

The Devils went 4-0 in the Rising Stars All Star Tournament in Heathsville, August 1-6. There were eight teams in the tournament including Lancaster, Northumberland, Middlesex, Mathews, Richmond County, Westmoreland, Essex and Caroline.

Lancaster opened with a 14-2 win over host Northumberland, then beat Middlesex, 7-2. The Devils downed Caroline, 5-1, in the semifinals and edged Middlesex, 5-4, in the championship.

Last weekend, Lancaster claimed the 8U title in round robin play at the Stars of Tomorrow Tournament in Kilmarnock. The Devils turned in another unbeaten tourney performance, defeating Northumberland, 12-1, in the opener and shutting out Richmond County, 13-0, in the championship.

Northumberland claimed a win over Richmond County, 7-4, in the second game of the tournament.

Lancaster’s 8U team is coached by Welby Saunders, Stevie Pitman, Carl Long, Dave Zeiler and Peter Cammarata.

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