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Josh Schumacher advances to state finals

By Gail Schumacher

Josh Schumacher poses with medal

Josh Schumacher competed in the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge in Berthoud on June 9. He won first place in his age division of 10 and 11-year-old boys. This gave him the chance to go onto the Sectional Final in Longmont on July 11. He won first place in that event and will be competing in the State Final on August 14 at Coca-Cola All Star Park in Lakewood. All State Finalists receive three Colorado Rockies tickets for the game that evening. This is Josh’s third year to participate in the Rockies Skills Challenge. He finished in third place in the state as a 9-year-old and won the State Final last year as a 10-year-old. He hopes to win again.

The Baseball Skills Challenge Program consists of boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 competing in the fundamentals of batting, baserunning and throwing. The Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge is produced by the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association with the support from the Colorado Rockies.