Washington County Raiders Win Midwest USSSA AA World Series

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Washington County Raiders 13U baseball team finished 47-13 this season. June 24-26 the Raiders won the Illinois USSSA AA State Championship with a perfect 7-0 record, finishing atop the 24 team event. They then earned a berth July 8-12 to the Midwest USSSA AA World Series in Kansas City to compete as one of 32 teams from several states.

The Raiders went 7-0 to become World Series Champions!!! With both titles the Raiders are now the #1 ranked AA team in Illinois and the Nation. USSSA is broken into 3 classifications: A, AA, AAA. Two special honors were awarded to a couple of players at the World Series, Cole Malawy was named the tourneys Top Offensive Player, and Gavin Baldwin was the Most Valuable Player.

TOP: The Washington County Raiders pose with the 2016 World Series Championship trophy. Back row: Cole Malawy, Trenton Shepard, Cole Froess, Jackson Heckert, Gavin Baldwin, Trey Hemminghaus. Front row: Trent Harris, Nick Miller, Kannon Walker, Camden Ritzel, Jacksen Harre. LEFT: Gavin Baldwin, and Cole Malawy stand next to Chad Malawy. Baldwin won Most Valuable Player, and Cole Malawy won Top Offensive Player.