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Warriors … come out and play

10u World Series Championship Warriors wrapped up an amazing undefeated week on July 25.  Left to right, back row: Coaches Eric Jaworsky, Jon Shank (CP), Ryan Duman (CP), and Scott Bliek (CP); Front row:  Garrett Triplett, Chase Jaworsky, JT Shank (CP), Julian Terreza, Carson Tinney, Brody Bliek (CP), Dominick Cristinzio, Dylan Goltl, Noah Scott, Brayden Duman, and bat boy Thomas “Coach’”Shank (CP).

By Kathy Fallert; photos courtesy of Whitney Shank

The Warriors 10u baseball team lead by coaches Eric Jaworsky, and Castle Pines (CP) residents Jon Shank, Ryan Duman, and Scott Bliek had an incredible undefeated week at the Triple Crown Sports (TCS) World Series in Park City, Utah on July 20-25.  The proud youngsters played hard and earned the title of 10u World Series Champions.

Victory is nothing new to this team who won the TCS World Series in Steamboat Springs two years ago in the 8u division.  Assistant Coach Shank remarked, “I have had the privilege of working with many of these young men since they were four or five years old.  Combined, at least six of them have won 250 baseball games together and it’s just astonishing to see how far they have come and how well they play as a team, no matter who they are playing against.  They are great friends on and off the field and their parents deserve all the credit for what tremendous young men they have raised.”

The final championship game was quite the nail biter in the later innings.  The Warriors took the lead of 2-0 after the first inning against the Chino Hills Thunder.  That’s where it stayed until the Thunder scored three times in the top of the fifth inning making the score 2-3.  Warriors fought their way back in the bottom of the fifth making the final score 5-3.

Warriors player and fifth grader at Timber Trail Elementary JT Shank said, “I felt so proud of my team. We really fought hard throughout the entire tournament.  We played a lot of close games against some really good teams.  Each game, we all did our part to come out on top and everyone took turns being a star.  Winning the National Championship with this team is a feeling I will never forget!”

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First baseman and pitcher JT Shank steps up to the plate at Triple Crown Sports World Series in Park City, Utah.



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