Green River Star -

Juniors win state title


David Martin

Gabe Patton slides over home plate Friday while competing in the Wyoming Little League championship tournament in Green River Friday evening. The Junior Division team Patton plays on won the state title Saturday evening.

For the first time since 1999, the Green River's 13-15 junior little league team has captured a state title.

They're now invited to compete in San Jose, Calif., in the west region tournament. They are scheduled to take on Washington state's team Monday, with the team having the opportunity to play at least three games during their trip.

Coach Garry McLean said the team came together against a tough team from Powell during the championship game Saturday evening, overcoming a nine run deficit on their road to becoming state champions.

"The boys played hard," manager Paul Moorman said.


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