Of the two All-Star teams the West Plains Little League formed in 2022 an 8/9/10 age group team which had the most successful run at the state tournament held in Vancouver, Wash. July 23-28. After losing 11-5 to West Seattle on July 23 they went on to win the next two games. WPLL beat Richland 6-3 and Pullman 14-0. That set up a meeting with the host Camas when an 11-0 loss ended their time in the double-elimination tournament finishing in fifth-place. Front Row: Garrett Gollehon. Kneeling (L-R): Grayson Bucklin, Talyn Rosebrook, Casen Burns, Cooper Ulrich. Standing: Ace Brown, Lance Wagner, Brett Harris, Peyton Dixon, Ole Anderson, Dakota Dixon. Coaches: Bobby Ulrich (assistant), Mark Dixon (manager), Kyle Brown (assistant).
The West Plains Little League had one of its best outings in recent times at the state tournament - and it came from, perhaps, an unexpected corner.
The All-Star team from the 8-9-10 year-old AAA league traveled to Vancouver, Wash. and came home with a fifth- place finish and kudos for a job very well done.
"This is a huge," WPLL President Stacy Ashcroft wrote in an email. "Little League is the biggest youth sports organization in the world and competing at the state level is a big accomplishment."
For this age group, state is the furthest they can go.