Two local Pennsbury youth baseball teams had the privilege of visiting the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg Tuesday.
State lawmakers invited the young players for a tour. Both teams are state championship winners.
“I am proud to congratulate and honor the Pennsbury Falcon 8U and 12U teams as the 2019 Cal Ripken World Series and Keystone Cup Champions,” said State Sen. Steve Santarsiero. “Their hard work and dedication to the game is a testament to the values instilled by the Pennsbury community, their coaches and family.”
Most of the 12-and-under team’s players have been together for four years. As a unit, they have won two state championship and four district championships.
The majority of the players on the 12-and-under team have been playing together for four years, and some of them have been together since T-ball. Since their 9-and-under season, the team has won two state championships and four district championships. They plan to end their season with a once-in-a-lifetime tournament in Cooperstown, New York.
“Through their love of the sport of baseball, these kids have developed skills they can use throughout life – consistency, perseverance, teamwork and focus,” State Rep. John Galloway said. “I applaud them for mastering these skills at such a young age, and for bringing recognition to their hometown.”
Meanwhile, the 8-and-under team won 38 games while only losing once. They are the first Pennsbury Athletic Association team to win the Cal Ripken World Series in Cherry Hill, NJ.
“It’s great to honor young people in our community, especially after they’ve set a goal, pursued that goal and, then, experienced success,” said State Rep. Perry Warren.