Warren Girls Majors All-Stars receiving well-deserved send-off to states Wednesday

Warren’s Girls Majors Little League All-Stars will be departing for states by a police escort.

The 11-and-12-year-old division softball all-stars will meet at Betts Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and get a short escort out of town by Youngsville Police down Route 6 in Youngsville beginning around “Forge Curve.”

A trip to states isn’t new to some of the players on the team, as their Girls Minors all-star team three seasons ago finished third in the state. Gracie Wood, Trinity Wennberg, Julia Lobdell, Kiersten Hoffman and Grace Wortman were among them at nine years of age.

A few years prior to that (in 2008), a couple on this team – Julia Lobdell and Wortman – had older sisters win a Little League state championship in the Girls Minors 9-10 division.

This year’s Girls Majors team is 7-0, having won a District 10 championship and PA Little League Section 1 title, and will head to Greensburg among the top eight teams in the state.

Hosted by the West Point Little League (at the West Point Little League Complex), play begins on two fields at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, with winners bracket and losers bracket games continuing on Friday and Saturday. The championship games will be held over the weekend.

Led by manager Scott Chase and coaches Brian Wood and Jody Lobdell, Warren’s player roster is made up of Celia Chase, Marissa Grubbs, Lexi Head, Kiersten Hoffman, Ellie Lobdell, Julia Lobdell, Alex Neureiter, Alexis Nyquist, Jordan Sitler, Kelsey Stuart, Trinity Wennberg, Gracie Wood and Grace Wortman.

Warren’s Boys Juniors (13-14) All-Stars make up the other Warren County Youth Baseball/Softball Association (WCYBSA) Little League team still alive in tournament play – at St. Marys at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the District 10 losers bracket final.