1997 Kansas State Little League® Tournament Results

Kansas State Tournament

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Kansas State Tournament
Host - Elkhart Tri-State

Participating Teams:
District 1 Champions
District 2 Champions
Elkhart Tri-State
Baxter Springs

Tournament Results:

Best 2-of-3 Series:
Baxter Springs 5, Elkhart Tri-State 0
Baxter Springs 13, Elkhart Tri-State 0 (TITLE)


Josh Ames was a perfect 6-for-6 in the state tournament as Baxter Springs captured its 17th state title -- and its third in four years -- with consecutive shutout wins over Elkhart. In the opener, Ames also struck out 13 batters and fired a one-hitter, while Darryl Dinger keyed the offense with a two-run single in the third and a two-run homer in the fifth. In the title-clinching victory, Dinger scattered three hits on the mound and sparked a seven-run second inning with a grand slam home run. Ames also drove in four runs in the rout. Baxter Springs equaled the best finish ever by a Kansas team by finishing third at the Central Region Tournament behind the Dyer (IN) and Poland Community (OH) Little Leagues.

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