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The Upper Allen baseball team wins the Cal Ripken World Series

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Rascal of the Harrisburg Senators welcomes the Upper Allen 8U baseball team Thursday morning to FNB Stadium as they were honored before the game and before they head to the Cal Ripken World Series.

Jason Malmont


As the calendar year draws to a close, the Sentinel sports team takes a look back at some of the top stories from 2022.

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“They boys didn’t flinch. They just shrank.”

Like a star shooting across the sky, the Upper Allen Mechanicsburg 8u All-Star shone as he rode a hot streak through the summer season, winning District 10 and state titles to punch a ticket to the Cal Ripken 8u World Series in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, August 15-22. Upper Allen had made it to the championship game in 2019 before settling for second place. Four younger brothers of players on that team helped bring the elusive title to Cumberland County under head coach Mike Bonini with a 10-0 Mercy rule win over Chelmsford (Massachusetts) in the championship game.

En route to an 18-0 record, Upper Allen has amassed opponents 43-2 in districts, 78-4 in states and 79-18 in Ripken’s World Series and has garnered support from the local community, which has spilled over into relief. the traveling cost.

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