The Issaquah Little League 10U All-Star baseball team reached the absolute pinnacle on the diamond this summer.
Issaquah cruised to a 11-4 victory against Mill Creek in the 10U Little League state championship game on July 18 at Failor Field in Aberdeen.
Issaquah, who trailed Mill Creek 4-3 after four innings of play, pushed six runs across the plate in the fifth inning, taking a 9-4 lead. Issaquah added two more insurance runs in the sixth and final inning to put the game away. The Issaquah Little League 10U All-Star team recorded an overall record of 13-1 during the summer.
Issaquah head coach Jared Carvalho was proud of his team for battling back after falling behind in the championship game.
“They learned to compete, which is one of the cool things I was impressed with the most as a whole,” Carvalho said. “We had group of kids who were used to winning and being ahead, but they learned to compete and battle back when they were down.”
Following the championship presentation on the field, the entire team trekked to a local fast food establishment for part two of their title celebration.
“Afterwards we went to Dairy Queen for some blizzards,” Carvalho said. “It was a great group of kids that is for sure. They are a lively bunch.”
The championship roster consisted of Jack Babuin, Ryan Boehm, Hudson Carvalho, Luke Farmer, Will Hawk, Ashton Higgins, Dylan Leaird, Tommy Rosario, Jacob Swanson, Cody Thumlert, Mason Uchimura, Max Vermuelen, Ernie Whelan. The assistant coaches were Dave Boehm and Mike Farmer.