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Sports - July 10, 2009

Yankees prevail in two thrilling playoffs

The Tassajara Valley Little Farm 8 Yankees won the Championship after two thrilling playoff games. In the semifinals, the Yankees beat the Angels, 21 to 20, in the bottom of the sixth with a walk-off bases-loaded single by John Karczewski (driving in Dylan Lawlor). In the Championship game, the Yankees won again in the bottom of the sixth inning with a walk-off single by Beau Garratt (driving in Josh White), 20 to 19.

This was truly a team effort this year with the Yankees getting contributions from everyone. Isiah Ishikawa provided solid line-drive hitting; Drew Fryer provided timely hitting; Jack Lineberry's nifty fielding enabled the Yankees to get key outs; Caden Kol provided a solid, all-around game that was tough for opponents to contain; Landon White was an outstanding lead-off hitter; Nico Bellig was the Yankees most improved hitter; Grant LeDoux provided great left-handed hitting; and Colin Cindric provided inspirational hustle and enthusiasm.

Team members are John Karczewski, Caden Kol, Drew Fryer, Grant LeDoux, Isiah Ishikawa, Nico Bellig, Colin Cindric, Josh White, Dylan Lawlor, Beau Garratt, Landon White, Jack Linebury; Coaches Brian Cindric, Keith Garratt and Gerry Karczewski.