The combined Alexandria Potomac Little League and Woodlawn Little League Juniors team (APW) finished second behind DTQ (Dumfries Triangle Quantico) Thursday evening before a large crowd. The team received 2nd place trophies in an award ceremony following the game. DTQ will advance to the State tournament to be held in Bristol, VA at the end of next week.
The loss to DTQ ended a phenomenal tournament run for the APW team. The second place finish in the District 9 tournament is the furthest APLL has ever progressed in tournament play. In 2006, Woodlawn Juniors won the District 9, State and Regional tournaments. Andrew Sable, one of APW's roving instructors, was a member of that team and he offered helpful advice to the boys throughout the tournament play.
Alexandria Potomac Little League President Martin Long and Woodlawn Little League President Shannon Scheel spoke to the team following the awards ceremony. They congratulated the boys for exceeding expectations, told them to be proud of their achievement, and encouraged the boys to maintain their enthusiasm for baseball.
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