Lynden 9U baseball wins state championship

The Lynden 9-and-under Cal Ripken team won its state championship over the past weekend in Ellensburg, beating Spokane in the title game, 12-9. Ben Blankers is the head coach. Pictured are, from left, front row, Rylan Williams, Tyler Reyes, Kyler Price, Julian Ortiz, Gage Bedlington; back, coach Chris Price, coach Luke VanWeerdhuizen, Carter VanWeerdhuizen, Tysen VanRooyen, Tanner Blair, Brayden Engels, coach Walter Reyes, Kellen Blankers, coach Ben Blankers. (Courtesy photo)