The JC Sports 12u baseball team was runner-up at the 3rd Annual David Zerkle Memorial Baseball Classic in St. Paris over the weekend.
JC Sports defeated Sidney and tied North Union in pool play, then beat North Union and Huntsville in tournament play before losing to Graham in the championship.
Pictured from the left, front row: DJ McDonald, Nathaniel Schmid, Bryce Ramsey, Justin Ritzma, Derek Robb, Gaige Sheeley
2nd row: Jack Clement, Mady Stratton, Major Stratton, Bruno Pattison, Dalton Rockhold, Joshua Ritzma
3rd row: Coach J.J. Stratton, Coach Bart Pattison, Coach Dan Robb
The Huntsville Thunder placed third in the same tournament.
After winning three straight games on Saturday, Huntsville fell to Bellefontaine on Sunday.
Ethan Mouser, Matt Kawalec, Austin Elshauser, Anthony Snapp, Dillon Welch, Cole Comstock, Seth Shields, Adrian Ramos, Caleb Taylor, and Cole McKinley each had several hits.
The team is sponsored by Block Insurance, Lee’s Roofing, Best Door and Window, Zupp Trucking, and Aaron Shields.