Washington County Raiders 12u baseball team went 6-2 and won second place in the Midwest World Series held from July 8 to 12 in Branson, Mo., and featured 32 teams from the 9 different states in the region.
The Washington County team knocked off a couple state champions before falling in the final game to the reigning Indiana State Champions.
This tournament finish moved the Washington County team into the #1 ranked AA team in Illinois.
Cole Malawy was chosen as the recipient of the tournament’ s top defensive player award. The USSSA directors awarded a top offensive and a top defensive award for the tourney.