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Bulltown Gold 10U team takes second in tournament

By Bill Gatchel | Jun 23, 2017
Photo by: Contributed photo Players in the bottom row from left are Clayton Davidson, Colin O'Rourke, Liam Schrock, Phoenix Anderson, Landry Gingerich; back row: Blake Swart, Ace Peck, Brooks Weber, Joe Hall, Brady Weber. Coaches: Eric Weber, Torrey Gingerich.

The Bulltown Gold 10U baseball team finished as the runner-up in the Championship game of the Small Town Iowa State Tournament Sunday, June 18. Bulltown went 5-1 over the course of two days.

Game one they defeated Mt. Vernon 16-2. Game two they defeated Grinnell 16-1.

Game three they defeated Carlisle 18-10. Game four they defeated Solon 18-3. Game five they defeated Woodbine 10-4.

In the Championship game they fell 14-15 in extra innings to Pella.

The "Small Town State Tournament" is a nationwide tournament that numerous states annually host.

The Iowa Small Town State Tournament has been held in Grinnell for the past several years.

To participate you must be from a town of 50,000 people or fewer and a school district with a high school enrollment of 700 or fewer.

Any team that has a top three finish in their state tournament qualifies for the Small Town State World Series, which is held in Wisconsin July 13-15.

Top finishers from several states and Canada participate in this World Series.

Bulltown is a USSSA baseball team made up of kids from the Mid-Prairie Elementary School, who are 10 years old or younger.

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