Congratulations to the Bitterroot South 9U All-Stars on being STATE CHAMPS! These young athletes have worked hard to earn this title and it’s a pleasure watching them succeed. The PureWest Hamilton office is honored to sponsor them and we are so proud of their growth as a team. Such valuable life-long lessons are learned on the field. The PureWest motto of building relationships for life starts with the communities that we serve and supporting our youth to ensure a bright future is an integral part of that. These kids are awesome!
As the Ravalli Republic reported, “the Bitterroot South 9U All-Stars will have some serious bragging rights out at the recess next fall.”
The team clinched the championship title at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament, held in Meridian, Idaho, after starting off the tournament’s first game with a win.
Their coach, Larry Lockhart, told the Republic, “We have to try to make sure, one at a time, that they’re all bringing each other up,” the coach said. “As a team, as we grow, they’re starting to do that. We’re just growing… Collectively, they’ve all grown. In the state tournament after the last game and last out, we always give pins out for player of the game and everybody gets a pin because it was so special.”
The 12 athletes are Adrian Cardullo, Chase Evanoff, Torean Carroll, Bridger Huddleston, Seven Sloan, Cash Lockhart, Harper Smith, Rigby Weston, Porter Lockhart, Ryan Bourassa, Cooper Weston and Landon Ekin.
This story exemplifies the tight-knit community of Hamilton and the Bitterroot Valley, one hour south of Missoula. With a population of 4,443, it retains its small town feel yet is vibrant and busy. Hamilton is home to people who share a passion for Montana’s beauty and the adventures this land has to offer. If you’re interested in real estate here, contact the PureWest Hamilton office today! The office was recently voted Best in the Bitterroot. Or browse online for Hamilton Montana real estate.