From Keven Ruf:
West Seattle Little League 13-year olds in the Intermediate League competed Thursday afternoon for the State Championship in Mill Creek. They lost to an all-star team drawn from three leagues in the Everett area, but they put up a great battle to finish second in the state.
The team played together all season against several other division teams from Central Seattle, Highline, and White Center. In June they won the District Championship at Pac West field in Burien, and earned the right to contest the State tournament in Mill Creek.
The roster consisted of Chris Frost, Will Douglas, Kelvin Wallace, Henry Ruf, Hunter Hammington, Joe Pare, Nate Pelley, Eli Dever, Noah Oehling, and Nathan Villegas.
The team was managed by Dave Douglas and coaches were Brian Pare and Keven Ruf.
The Intermediate League is sponsored by Little League, but is played on larger fields with a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot bases.
Their season was highlighted by consistent pitching, good fielding and strong hitting, with many innings of double-digit scoring.
Many of the players will be cheering on the West Seattle 11- and 12-year olds this weekend at Bar-S fields, where they too will be competing for the State Championship.