The Sammamish Little League 10U all-star team defeated the North Bothell all-stars 5-0 in state championship game on July 14.
                                Photo courtesy of Edward Goldthwait

The Sammamish Little League 10U all-star team defeated the North Bothell all-stars 5-0 in state championship game on July 14. Photo courtesy of Edward Goldthwait

10U all-star baseball team wins a state championship

Sammamish Little League squad finishes the summer with an undefeated record.

When it was all over, their parents of the Sammamish Little League 10U all-stars baseball team gave their players a celebratory Gatorade dousing for a celebration of epic proportions.

The Sammamish Little League 10U all-star baseball team, which finished the season with an overall record of 15-0-1, defeated the North Bothell all-stars 4-1 in six innings in the Washington Little League 10U state tournament championship game on July 14. The team finished the state tourney with an overall record of 5-0.

Sammamish Little League 10U all-stars manager Edward Goldthwait couldn’t had been happier watching his team celebrate on the field following their triumph in the title game.

“Both teams lined up on the first and third base lines, shook hands and the medals were handed out. We received a banner (pictured) for winning the state championship,” Goldthwait said. “We showed a lot of good sportsmanship. We had a celebration on the field. The kids were were excited and the parents brought out the Gatorade bottles and dumped it on the boys.”

Goldthwait said his squad dominated in all facets throughout the state tournament.

“We had amazing pitching and that really set the tone. We were able to keep the walks to a minimum, kept the runners off the bases and were backed up by really strong defense and hitting. We played really well in all three phases,” he said. “We had a great year.”

The Samammish Little League all-star team roster consisted of Alexander Romanski, Blake Goldthwait, Crew Ericson, Ethan Jones, Hunter Hixson, Jaxon James-Parrott, Jaxon Ellison, Kai Jambor, Landen Clash, Landon Lang, Luke Branson, Patrick Spencer, Quinn Gookstetter and Yuki Ikeuchi. The team was coached by manager Goldthwait and coached by Mike Spencer and Ken Jambor.

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