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Norwalk Cal Ripken 11s Start New England Action Saturday

The Norwalk 11-year-old All-Stars celebrate after winning the state championship. Photo Credit: Contributed
Brendan Edvardsen fires a pitch for Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Vance Ward delivers in Norwalk's win Saturday over Newtown. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Cal Ripken 11-year-old baseball All-Stars completed an unbeaten run through the state tournament and will advance to regional competition beginning Saturday in Dover, N.H.

Norwalk won the state title with a 10-2 win over Newtown on Saturday. Norwalk, 22-2 for the season, rolled to victory behind the pitching of Brendan Edvardsen and Vance Ward. AJ Robinson led the offense with three hits, two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base. Edvardsen and Mike Berkowitz had two hits apiece for Norwalk.

Norwalk’s roster is Mike Berkowitz, Ben Boccanfuso, Jeremy Cooke, Brendan Edvardsen, Chris Ely, Jayden Gonzalez, Jake Palmer, Zion Profit, AJ Robinson, Kyle Root, Kamron Walker and Vance Ward.

Norwalk’s first New England game is Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against the representative from Eastern Massachusetts.

Norwalk defeated Hebron, 12-0; New Milford, 6-4; and Stratford 9-8 to reach the championship game.

Norwalk’s 9-year-old All-Stars also reached the New England Tournament. Norwalk plays its first game Saturday in Hebron against Western Massachusetts.

Both teams are soliciting donations to help with expenses for their trips. Donations can be made through the team website. Click here to make a donation to the team via Pay Pal or contact League Commissioner Sean Ryan at Sean.Ryan@aenetworks.com.

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