St. Croix All-Stars win 9-10 V.I. Little League title


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ST. CROIX - The St. Croix All-Stars racked up 11 runs against St. Thomas as they took Game 3 on Saturday to win the V.I. 9-10 Little League Championship on Saturday at Renholdt Jackson Complex. St. Croix, the defending champions, will advance to play in the regional 9-10 Little League Championship Tournament in Panama City, Panama.

St. Croix ended the game with everyone in the stands on their feet as the St. Croix third baseman made a diving stop and threw out the runner from his knees; the St. Croix first baseman stretched to make the out.

In Game 1 Friday night, St. Croix took an early lead with eight points in the third inning and held on to win, 9-3. In Game 2 Saturday morning, the teams were back at it with clear skies and sunshine for the next two games of the series. St. Croix held the lead, 5-4, in the bottom of the third inning, however, an impressive six runs in the fifth inning gave St. Thomas the lead and a win at 10-5 to even the series.

The Little League All-Stars were from the Elmo Plaskett West Little League on St. Croix and the Elrod Hendricks West Little League on St. Thomas. At the end of the regular season all the little league team managers selected players from their teams based on the players' position and skill level. These players then tried out for the All-Star team to represent their league.

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