Howard All-Stars finish second in 9-year-old Eaton Park Invitational
The Howard Township 9-year-old All-Stars took second place at the Eaton Park Invitational.
The Howard All-Stars beat host North Lincoln No. 1 5-1 on Friday night.
Zack Fillwock was 3-for-3 at the plate including a single, double and an out-of-the-park three-run homer. The home run was nullified as it was ruled that a baserunner missed a base.
Taylor Campbell and Cody Beers each went 2-for-3. Matthew McLaughlin, Bryan Reed, Alex Grishaber and Jared Langmeyer each had hits.
The All-Stars lost 7-3 to Benton Harbor in the championship game Saturday.
Campbell and Beers each went 2-for-3. McLaughlin and Fillwock each had doubles.
Zack Webber and Logan Harpenau each had hits.
Even though the Howard All-Stars suffered a loss and took second place, their spirits remained high as the team, coaches and fans were awarded with the sportsmanship award.
The team experienced a few misfortunes during the tournament but never gave up.
Coach Larry McLaughlin would like to credit team members Tyler Fisher, Fillwock, Reed, Luke Fifer, Harpenau and Langmeyer with their outstanding play in the outfield as all of these kids played the infield during their regular season play. Grishaber also did an outstanding job at catcher which was a new position for him. Dallas Munger played an awesome first base which really held the infield defense together. Coach McLaughlin would also like to give credit to Beers, McLaughlin, Webber and Campbell for their outstanding defense in the infield.
He would also like to thank the parents and fans for all of their support.
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