The Meridian Youth Baseball 13U team was one of four Meridian teams to capture a state title at the 2016 Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken state tournament.

Courtesy of Mike Schumacher

Meridian Youth Baseball had four All Star teams capture Idaho state titles at the recent Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken state tournaments, according to Mike Schumacher, the Meridian league's president.

All four teams are advancing to the Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Pacific Northwest Regional tournament at the end of July. The teams from Meridian Youth Baseball that won titles were:

  • 9U Americans, coached by Travis Walker, Jeff Irish and Travis Krahn;
  • 11U All Stars, coached by Allen Rossi, Jake Taylor, Steve Rohlmeier and Michael Ray;
  • 12-70' All Stars, coached by Jake Hines, Brandy Bengoechea, Loren Olson and Chad Shabot;
  • 13U All Stars, coached by Mike Sims, Rich Price and Pablos Urrabazo.

Some of the regional tournament games will be hosted at the Leighton Family Baseball Complex at Settlers Park in Meridian. Find information at


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