Players and coaches from the Downers Grove Babe Ruth 14U All-Star team celebrate after winning the Northern Illinois state title in July. The win sent the squad on to the Ohio Valley Region tournament held in Henderson, Ky., July 24-27. Downers Grove went 1-2 in pool play, finishing with a 12-4 win against Alpena, Mich. The team advanced to bracket play and fell against Jasper, Ind., to cap the tourney run. Players on the team were: Anthony Adams, Danny Boyle, Billy Caroll, Eric Goes, Alex Hanek, Logan Harmon, Patrick Harmon, Sean Healy, Ben Johnson, Jayson Mears, Anthony Rosario, Anthony Sampras, Maxwell Siriani and Zach Spevak. The team was coached by head coach Gary Spevak and assistants Gene Adams, Dave Hanek and Rob Johnson.
Downers Grove wins Babe Ruth state title
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