Little League president reflects on championship

REED CITY — It was an historic moment for the Reed City-Evart Little League.

The 9-10-year-old Minor League baseball team won five straight games last week including the title game 7-5 over Roosevelt Park at Muskegon Oakridge Friday to win the District 12 championship.

It puts Reed City-Evart in the 16-team state finals tournament starting this Friday, also at Oakridge. “This is the first championship game they’ve ever participated in and has won,” said Reed City-Evart Little League president Dax Allen. “This is a process in going for the last 12 years. For us to accomplish this is one of the highlights of our season in terms of what we’re trying to do and what Little League is trying to do in getting the two communities together. It’s huge, it’s huge, to say it mildly.The Minor Division team had to get out of pool play, not an easy accomplishment of its own, to get to the semifinal round of the district finals.

“I think we’ve been in the semifinal game twice, once in the Minors and once in the Majors,” Allen said. “I’m not really up on that. But for us to get this far is an incredible