The U11 Mansfield American baseball squad captured the District 4 Cal Ripken Tournament Championship this month.
The team was 4-1 for the week, beating Wrentham, Dedham, and Stoughton, then ending with a double-header against Dedham in the championship round. Mansfield lost 16-4 in the first game but battled back to win 5-3, beating the back-to-back state champions in Dedham.
Mansfield now moves on to the state tournament, which will be held in a few weeks. It's the furthest a Mansfield team has ever advanced in the Cal Ripken tournament. Featured in photo:
Front row (l-r) Cole Jenkins, Zach Stephenson, Ben Giffen, Jake Lund, Matty Boen, Josh SunderlandBack row (l-r) Eric Sullivan, Andrew Williams, Cam Eddy, Jake Quirk, Mikey O'Neil, Sam Stevens, Will GiffenCoaches (l-r) Kevin Giffen, Pat Boen, Rob Stephenson (Manager), Dan O'Neil.