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Jul, 2019

Lebanon 8/9/10 All-Stars finish third in Ohio Little League State Tournament

The Lebanon 8/9/10 All-Stars capped the 2019 Little League season with a third place finish at the Ohio Little League State Tournament. The 2019 edition of the 10U All-Stars was the first Lebanon team in this age group to win the Ohio District 9 Championship. The tournament started off with two wins for Lebanon with a 16-0 win over Fairland (District 11) on Saturday, July 27 and a 3-0 win over host Jefferson (District 1) on Sunday, July 28. Lebanon fell to Canfield (District 2) 8-1 in the upper bracket semi-finals on Tuesday, July 31 to drop them to the lower bracket. Staving off elimination, the Lebanon All-Stars knocked off Guernsey County (District 5) 16-0 on Wednesday, July 31 and then took out New Albany (District 7) 14-6 to set up a rematch with Canfield in the lower bracket finals. It wasn't to be for Lebanon as they took an early 2-1 lead on Canfield, only to lose the game 4-2 and finish in third place. Tuscarawus County (District 4) defeated Canfield to win the Ohio Little League 8/9/10 state championship. 
Members of the 2019 Lebanon 8/9/10 All-Stars are Jaxin Atkins, Thomas Barnhart, Tristan Brink, Kai Earley, Ivan Ehlers, Owen Franciscus, Alex Giordullo, Mason Hurst,  Logan Jenks, Sam Kitchen, Jackson Krouse, Trey Nienaber, and Robbie Smith. The All-Stars were managed by Jason Ehlers and assisted by Joe Hurst and Jim Kitchen.

Lebanon was last represented at the Ohio Little League state tournaments in 2013 and 2014 by the Intermediate (50/70) All-Stars. Lebanon has held a Little League charter since 2010 and has won 4 Ohio District 9 titles - 2013- Intermediate (50/70); 2014- Intermediate (50/70), 2017- 8U Kid Pitch and 2019- 8/9/10.

Congratulations to these boys for the best finish at a state tournament by any Lebanon All-Star team and finishing 9-3 in the Little League 2019 tournaments for 8/9/10 year olds.

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