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Falls Church Little League Wraps Up Spring Season

THE DODGERS hold their championship trophies after defeating the Orioles 4-3 to win the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League Major divsion championship. (Photo: Courtesy of Michael Trauberman)
THE DODGERS hold their championship trophies after defeating the Orioles 4-3 to win the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League Major divsion championship. (Photo: Courtesy of Michael Trauberman)

The Falls Church Kiwanis Little League wrapped up its Spring season earlier this month, crowning champions and runners-up in multiple divisions and announcing its All-Star teams.

The Dodgers defeated the Orioles 4-3 to win the Major Division Championship. In the championship game Jake Pigeon pitched five shutout innings, went 2-2 with a walk and batted in a run. Jonah Wilkes was also 2-2 with a walk and drove in two runs.

The Dodgers finished the season with a 12-5 record, winning the 12 of their final 15 games.

Their 2015 roster was made up of Jack Biggs, Noah Cha, Matteo Chiappetta, Charlie Langan, Joseph Nelson, Michael Nelson, Jake Pigeon, Jonah Wilkes, Ian Wilson, Tommy Shaw, Daniel Trauberman, Spenser Zamagni. Bill Zamagni managed the team and Doub Biggs, John Cha and Mike Trauberman coached the team.

The Iron Pigs won the AA Little League Championship last Tuesday, June 16, defeating the Red Wings 11-0. The team, sponsored by Don Beyer Kia, was managed by Scott Behrens and coached by Chris McCarton and Jeff Duval.

Henry Behrens, Mason Duval, Jarrett Jardine, Tyrone Keating, Isaac Krasner, Owen McCarton, Ryan McDonald, Christian Moes, Zachary Neuman, Jaden Shin, Ryan Swanberry, Pierce Tarutani made up the team’s 2015 roster.

The Grasshoppers won the Single A title, defeating the Dragons on Saturday, June 13. The Dragons were the regular season champions with an 11-1 record. The Dragons’ manager Steve Kim won Single A Manager of the Year.

The Falls Church Kiwanis Little League All-Star teams were announced on June 15. The teams, made up of players voted onto the team by their peers or selected by a committee made up of league officials, regular season managers and All-Star managers, will compete with other squads from around the region throughout the summer.

Falls Church’s intermediate division All-Stars were the first to take the field. They played Arlington National on Wednesday at Barcroft Park, but results of the game were not available at press time.