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Casper Youth Baseball honored after impressive performances

(Courtesy of the City of Casper via Youtube)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council recognized Caspey Youth Baseball as a “Community Bright Spot” on Tuesday.

“This year, Casper Youth Baseball Little League sent the very first team to ever represent Wyoming on the Seniors Regional Little League stage,” Mayor Charlie Powell said. “They were placed in the toughest bracket in the region, facing Hawaii Central Maui Little League in their first game.”

The team lost that game, but “the Hawaii team went on to win the Senior World Series,” Powell added.

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In their second game, Casper defeated Oregon Del Norte 13-12 before falling to a Montana team 10-6 in their final game.

Casper teams had strong outtings in other competitions as well.

“This year, Casper sent three different levels of All-star teams to competition,” Powell said.

The Majors All-Star team finished fourth at a district competition after competing for the second year.

“The juniors went straight to state and took fourth,” Powell said. “They were the first Casper team to ever compete.”

Casper Youth Baseball is offered to ages 4-16, Powell explained.

“The Casper City Council would like to recognize the Casper Youth Baseball participants as well as the dedicated families and volunteers that make this program possible,” he said. “Thank you for providing this incredible opportunity to our youth.”

He then presented a certificate of commendation to members of Casper Youth Baseball.