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New Richmond Orange Babe Ruth baseball team wins league tournament

The New Richmond Babe Ruth Orange team that won its league tournament over the weekend includes (front, l-r) Coach Jeff Reali, Nick Schlicht, Dylan Koski, Shaun Henke, Zack Vincent, Adam Schoepke, Hunter Groth and Sam Reali; (back) Coach Tom Schoepke, Brady Maus, Chris Seidling, Jake Weninger, Jordan Fischer, Kyle Rachner, Keegan Wefel, Ben Werner, Maxx Wisemiller and Head Coach Doug Groth. Missing from the photo is Max Emerson.1 / 6
Chris Seidling delivers a pitch for the New Richmond Babe Ruth Orange team during a playoff game last week.2 / 6
Nick Schlicht pounded the ball down the leftfield line in this at-bat for the Babe Ruth Orange team last week.3 / 6
Zack Vincent makes the throw from second base to get an out in a Babe Ruth playoff game last week.4 / 6
Keegan Wefel drove this knee-high pitch to the outfield for a hit in one of the Babe Ruth playoff games last week.5 / 6
Babe Ruth catcher Brady Maus fires the ball to second base on a stolen base attempt during a playoff game.6 / 6

The New Richmond Orange Babe Ruth baseball team put together an impressive season this summer.

The Babe Ruth team finished the season with a 17-2 record. They capped their season by winning the Western Wisconsin Baseball League tournament, which includes teams from New Richmond, Hudson, River Falls and Somerset.

The New Richmond Babe Ruth Black team also put together a strong showing this summer, winning its division before losing in the league tournament.

The New Richmond Orange team started the league tournament with a 14-6 win over the Hudson Purple team. That advanced New Richmond Orange to the title game against the Hudson Green team. Hudson Green had delivered New Richmond's second loss of the season last Tuesday.

The New Richmond boys proved without a doubt who was the better team. In the championship game they crushed Hudson Green, 11-0.

The Orange team is made up of boys who will be going into eighth and ninth grade this fall.

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