Harrisburg, PA – State Senator Kim Ward (R-Hempfield) welcomed more than 100 championship softball and baseball players from the West Point Little League Association in Hempfield Township to the state capitol on Monday.
This past summer, five West Point Little League teams won Pennsylvania state titles. Three of these teams qualified to play in the Eastern Regional Finals, and the Girls 13-14 year-old softball team qualified for the Girls Little League World Series where they finished third. Senator Ward hosted the teams, with their parents and coaches, for a luncheon followed by a formal introduction during Monday’s Senate Session.
“I am so proud of the achievements of these kids, and the West Point Little League program. They have had a long history of winning, and show no signs of slowing down,” stated Ward. “It is an honor to be able to recognize their efforts on the floor of the senate and to recognize the dedicated parents and coaches who commit so much time and resources to this program’s success”, she concluded.
The teams include:
- 11-12 Year Old Girls softball team won the state champions and participated in a regional tournament in Albany, NY.
- 10-11 Year Old Boys baseball squad won the state championship, the first title in club history, and finish at the state level.
- 10-11 Year Old Girls softball team won the state championship.
- 13-14 Year Old Girls softball team won the state title as well as the regional championship and finished third in the World Series.
- 9-10 Year Old Girls softball team won the state championship and participated in the regional tournament in Philadelphia, Pa.
Contact: Tom Aikens