Three Rivers Intermediate All-Stars to host Southwest district championship
The Three Rivers Little League Intermediate (70-foot bases, 50-foot pitching) All-Stars will host the Southwest Regional Tournament, Friday through Sunday, featuring teams from New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
The all-star team is made up of players from Basalt, Carbondale and Aspen. Three Rivers played Palisade in the finals in Grand Junction earlier in the month, losing the first game 11-10 before them rebounding to win the next two games, including a 13-9 win to clinch the District 1 championship.
The winner of the regional tournament will advance to the intermediate 50/70 World Series in California. Made up of experienced players, Three Rivers will play in Pool A, starting Friday at 8 p.m. against Louisiana before then playing Sunday at 8 p.m. against New Mexico. Nine members of the team played in the state little league tournament in Denver last year, finishing third.
If Three Rivers finishes in first or second in our pool they’ll advance to the championship round including the Pool B first and second place finishers.
The 50/70 intermediate team can be made up of 11, 12 and 13 year old players. Three Rivers is quite young in that they have ten 12 year olds and two 11 year olds. The members of the team and home towns are: Sam Sherry (Basalt), Wish Moore (Basalt), Alexi Alvarez (Basalt), David Hubbell (Basalt), Aiden Peters (Basalt), Clayton Daniel (Basalt), Cole Dombrowski (Basalt), Graham Pietsch (Carbondale), Ryder Pietsch (Carbondale), Henry Richardson (Carbondale), Mason Smith (Carbondale) and Lucas Lee (Aspen). The manager is Tom Moore of Basalt, and assistant coaches are Whelan Smith of Carbondale and Robert Hubbell of Basalt.
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The teams aren’t vying to one up the other in the rankings or looking to get a leg up in the league standings this fall, but that will hardly make the stakes any less meaningful for Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools when they meet on the football field Friday night.