Northwoods Babe Ruth finishes second at Ohio Valley Regional
The Northwoods 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Star Team finished second in the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament held July 24 – 27 in Marinette. The Northwoods team featured players from Tomahawk and Rhinelander. Northwoods finished 3 – 0 in pool play by defeating Eastern Kentucky 6-3, Central Indiana 1 – 0 and Northern Illinois 6 – 1. The 3 – 0 finish earned Northwoods a number 2 seed and first round bye in the weekend 12-team single elimination tournament. The Northwoods team faced a rematch with the Central Indiana team and won this game 9 – 5. They then defeated the host city, Marinette, by a score of 6 – 1 in the semi finals to advance to the championship game against Schererville, Ind. Northwoods lost the championship game 10 – 0 to fall one game short of advancing to the Babe Ruth World Series in Longview, Wash.