Champion nine-year-olds seek help for World Series trip

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2019 Cal Ripken Nine-Year-Old NH State Champions (courtesy photo)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester’s nine-year-old Cal Ripken Baseball Team had a big summer, but they need to make next summer even bigger.

Late last month, the team became New England regional champions after repeating as state champions several weeks earlier.

Their regional championship concluded a perfect 16-0 campaign that required late five-run semifinal rally, following a near miss in the regional championships last year at the eight-year-old division.

“It’s a pretty special group that they were able to turn the page so quickly,” said Manchester Head Coach Josh Bernier.

With no World Series for nine-year-old Cal Ripken teams, this year’s squad has earned an automatic berth to next year’s ten-year-old World Series Tournament in Florida and is seeking financial support from the community at large.

The team has set up a GoFundMe page, and a carwash fundraiser will be held on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 313 Tarrytown Rd.

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