Hundreds of spectators filled with cheers and baseball spirit last Thursday, June 14 for the AAA (ages 8-10) Bellevue/ Tournament.
Pool play began May 31 with 25 teams competing, and 16 began single-elimination play on June 9. Two Mercer Island teams met in the championship game. In that game, the Mariners (managed by Jary Krauser) outlasted the Orioles (managed by Lew Malakoff) 7-6 in eight innings.
The champion Mariners consist of Hannah Dickinson, Jack Dilworth, Kevin “Happy” Hirschowitz, Jaden Krauser, Will MacCormack, Devan “Jet” Mai, Sam Merritt, Cosmo Neames, Andrew Sugamele and PJ Yancey. Coach Krauser was assisted by Scott MacCormack and Heip Mai.
The runner up Orioles consist of Luca Debray, Mack Dougan, Gabriel Greenstein, Boaz Malakoff, Elias Malakoff, Max Malakoff, Max Medin, Joshua Miner, Ashwin Raman, William Raymond, Grace Shaddle and Derek Snyder. Coach Malakoff was assisted by Barry Dougan and Ed Malakoff.