The Deep River Northview 9 and under baseball team made the most of its trip to Florida for the Cal Ripken League World Series.

The team won three games in the tournament and were just one win away from playing in the World Series Championship. They lost 7-5 to the Okeeheelee Tribe from West Palm Beach on Friday morning in the Semifinals of the single-elimination bracket.

The run isn’t completely over though. The team plays 8 a.m. on Saturday for third place.

The Sanford team actually beat the Tribe in the first game of pool play, 7-3. They defeated Lower Dauphin 13-3 on Thursday to advance to the Final Four.

“The coaches are so proud of these players for what they have accomplished this summer through their All-Star journey,” said Northview head coach Tommy Harrington. “The kids have embraced the team approach all season. Everyone knows their role on this team. We truly do not have any superstars. These kids understand the importance of playing as one unit.”

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