By Ron Rop
Local Sports Journal
The Roosevelt Park 8U No. 2 team captured the first-ever all-star tournament with an 8-7 victory over Oakridge in the championship game.
En route to the title game, Roosevelt Park defeated Reeths-Puffer 10-6 and Oakridge 14-4 before defeating Oakridge again in the final game of the double-elimination tournament.
Team members include Sammy Convertini, Owen Delong, Michael Emmons, Kayden Hellmann, Ryan Laus, Jeffrey Lenartowicz, Landon Patterson, Diego Pena, Jack Reelman, Nicholas Taylor and Landon Thalman.
The coaching staff is John Reelman (head coach) and assistants Mike Brower, Jeff Hellmann, Ken Patterson and Ramiro Pena.
The five-team tournament included two teams from Roosevelt Park, Oakridge, Reeths-Puffer and Holton. It was planned and hosted by Oakridge president Mike Johnston.