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White Bear Lake U13 Orange — Front row, from left: Sam Anderson, Issac Yarbrough, Trace Kissell, Masyn Malmstedt, Kris Kirkland, Tryg Berger, Simon Anderson … Back row:Back row left to right: Anthony Sabatine, Zach Carnes, Spencer Anderson, Sam Ganyaw, Jimmy Bergman, Luke Williams, Zach Rudeen, Lane Luadtke … Coaches in rear: Don Yarbrough, Keith Anderson, and Kevin Rudeen … Not pictured: Jack Peterson

White Bear Lake Baseball Association’s 13U Orange team was champion of the Minnesota Youth Athletics Services (MYAS) state tournament, Aug. 2-3-4 in Ham Lake.

Orange was 6-0 in the tournament and 15-2-2 for the season. 

In the semifinals, Orange nipped Armstrong Cooper 14-13 with Jimmy Bergman delivering a two-run single in the last of the seventh. The base paths were busy as Orange had 11 hits and stole 19 bases, while Cooper had 13 hits and 18 steals. 

In the finals, Orange beat Rogers 16-10. They socked three home runs — two by Sam Ganyaw and one by Kris Anderson — among 15 hits, and swiped 16 bases.

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