NILES-The Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth 11U team won its first pool play game of the Cal Ripken state tournament today 7-0 over Clinton Valley. Aidan Goike threw a no-hitter striking out 16 batters in six innings. Offensively the team was led by Chris DeRocher who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, Owen Limback was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs and Kyle VanDusen was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Alpena faces Howard Township today at noon and Brandywine at 8 p.m.
AHSBR 9U team wins first game
The Alpena Huron Shores Babe Ruth 9U team defeated Brandywine 10-0 in 4 innings in the first day of Cal Ripken state tournament play.
Ryan Lee and Keegan Hahn each pitched two innings in the shutout. The team will finish pool play today with a 1 p.m. game against Clinton Valley and 6 p.m. game against Howard Township.
AHSBR 12U team opens tournament play with two wins
The Alpena Huron Shores Babe Ruth 12U team won its first game of Cal Ripken state tournament pool play against Brandywine 9-1 on Friday. The team won its second game 13-1 against Clinton Valley. Alpena finishes pool play tomorrow with a game against Howard Township blue team at noon and 4 p.m. against Howard Township red team.