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Updated: First time in 60 years Fort Hunt Baseball wins the Majors

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TRIANGLE — The Virginia Little League Championship wrapped up today with a local team taking home the state title. 

From emails: 

Local [Northern Virginia] wins and is head to regionals in Georgia. Fort Hunt Little League wins with a walk off single against Atlee Little League.
Another email: 
Fort Hunt…Atlee’ 6 to 5 in the bottom of the sixth
The majors, as they’re called, were held this week at Fuller Heights Park in Triangle at 18511 Old Triangle Road.
 
9:40 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017
 
From an email: 
The Fort Hunt Little League (FHLL) Majors All-Star team won the 2017 Virginia State Championship on Tuesday, July 26 beating Atlee Little League 5-4 at the Fuller Heights baseball complex in Triangle, VA. 
 
This is the first time Fort Hunt Baseball, in it’s nearly 60 year history, has ever won the Majors Virginia State Championship. FHLL was 6-0 at the state tournament outscoring their opponents 94-12. Including the District 9 tournament, the team has gone 12-0 since starting All-Star play earlier this month. FHLL will next play at the Southeast Regional Little League Championship Tournament in Warner Robins, Georgia starting on August 4 in their bid to earn a spot in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in mid-August.
 
Manager Chuck Gupton said, “this exceptional group of players earned this opportunity through hard work and by never giving up. Playing at the Little League Southeast Regional Championship is a once in a life-time opportunity for these players and so exciting for our families and fans. We look forward to representing our Fort Hunt community and Virginia at the next level.” 
 
-Tony Castrilli, Fort Hunt Little League board member and one of the coaches of the Majors All-Star team

 

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