Evergreen Boys Club 10s win state title
Evergreen Park Boys Club’s 10-year-old all-star baseball team defeated host Galesburg twice to win the Northern Illinois Cal Ripken state title.
The victories placed Evergreen in the Ohio Valley Regional, where it triumphed once in pool play and again in the single-elimination playoff round before being knocked out of the tournament by 2013 champion SE Lexington (Ky.). Evergreen defeated Alpena (MI) 11-0 and Brownstown (IN) 5-0.
An earlier highlight for Evergreen was its title-winning effort at the Palos Tournament, where it captured come-from-behind, extra-inning victories in both the semifinal round and final contest. Evergreen also took third in its own event this summer.