Butte’s Mile High/Northwest Junior Little League All-Star team took a victory lap around the Mining City Monday night.
The lap came a little more than 24 hours after the boys won the 14U state championship at Copper Mountain Park. Butte went 5-0 over the two-day tournament, winning by an average of 12.8 runs per victory.
Normally, the victory would send the team to the Regional tournament. However, Little League Baseball canceled the Regional and World Series for teenage players because of the pandemic.
Team members are Tocher Lee, Matt Donaldson, Karsen McEwen, Will Stepan, Colt Hassler, Andrew Richardson, Colby Gordon, Mason Newgard, Braydon Pierce, Trapper Stajcar, Lucas Harris-Huerta and Cayde Stajcar.
Coaches of the state champions are Matt Stepan, Luke Stajcar and George Riojas,