For the first time in a quarter century, a junior team from Lower Loudoun team has taken the state championship, going undefeated in the state tournament last week.
They beat Churchland 5-2 in the final game.
The team now moves on to the Southeast Regional Tournament, which opens Friday in Fort Myers, FL, against Tennessee’s state champion. The winner of the Southeast Region tournament will play juniors World Series starting Aug. 13 in Taylor, MI.
The team’s roster includes Blain Simonich, Jon McElroy , Shane Reilly , Bryce Edwards , Jackson Lyon , Reiss Phillips , Wesley Ricks , Liam Best , Nolan Levenhagen , Alex Wright, J.T. Turner, Declan McCann, Mario Canestraro, and Mike Godek.