Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Fort Caroline Team Captures City Title

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Fort Caroline Team Captures City Title

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Byline: Beth Davis, Times-Union correspondent

The crack of the bat was loud and strong, and as Stephen Skipper started for home, he knew that if he made it safely his team would win the city championship.

His teammate, Jenson Stoshak, slid safely into second and the crowd, the team and the coaches started jumping and cheering as Stephen tagged the plate.

The score was 6-5 and the Fort Caroline T-ball All-Stars B-Division squad was the new city champion.

The team played in five tournaments this summer and compiled a 24-19 record. They won championships at Arlington East, Fort Caroline and Mandarin Athletic Associations and Lake Lucina Youth Association. They finished third in the Mandarin Sports Association competition. The team averaged 15 runs per game and limited opponents to an average of nine per game.

"These boys hit the ball solid, ran the bases well and also played some outstanding defense," said coach Dean Cook.

Tee-ball games are six innings. …

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