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Manti little league

team takes state

 

Katelyn Allred

Staff writer

7/26/2018

Back row (L-R): Head coach Kyle Bailey, Kayson Bailey, Kort Cox, Bo Stevens, Sutton Sorensen, Kelan Layton, Coach Shaun Layton. Front row (L-R): Kane Christiansen, Lane Cox, Chase Keisel, Kyan Mickelson, Brayden Thomas

            MANTI—The Manti Astros won the Utah Boys Baseball Association state championship last week.

            The championship took place in Springville on Wednesday, July 11 and included teams from all over the state. The Astros played teams such as the Springville Nationals, the Lehi Mariners and the Salem Dodgers before defeating the Salem Indians in a tense championship game.

            The team was undefeated during the season, but faced a challenge in Springville. They were down six points during their last game before they managed to score the runs needed to take state.

The Astros ride the fire engine down Manti Main Street to celebrate winning state.

 

“They loved it,” says Manti City Recreation Director Josh Jensen. “It was a great experience for the kids.”

            The Astros are made up of 12 boys in fifth and sixth grades, and they played in

the pool A Division. To celebrate their victory, they rode the fire truck down Manti Main Street the next day. “They enjoyed it,” Jensen said.

The other Manti team, the Angels, took third place in the tournament.