The 13U Coon Rapids Cardinals traveling baseball team took third place in the July 26 13AAA USSSA World Series in Liberty, Mo.
The Cardinals achieved best scoring and best differential honors at the tournament, losing only one game – by one run – the entire week.
On July 22 (the day before beginning play in Missouri), the Cardinals played their last three games of the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services Gopher State Tournament of Champions in Burnsville. Of the 32 qualifying teams, Coon Rapids finished third in that tournament.
Pictured here with their World Series trophies are (front row, left to right) Jon Olson and Avery Lehman, (second row kneeling, left to right) Joe Pinc, Robert Morrissette, Ray Wellner and Nick Herold, (third row, left to right) Jake Dujmovic, Hunter Christenson, Sam Carver, McCoy Merkel, Christian Eckert, Jake Hansen and Coach Joe Morrissette, (back row, left to right) Coach Dave Palmer, Coach Jason Carver and Manager Rich Dujmovic. Photo courtesy of Lisa Dujmovic