Hartford Bests Lake Region to Win 12-U Ripken Championship

BARTON–Hunter Perkins struck out 16 batters, including setting down the side in order by way of the K three times, as Hartford defeated Lake Region 9-2 to win the Vermont State 12-U Cal Ripken championship on Sunday afternoon.Lake Region coach Shawn Perron was extremely proud of his team's efforts in the loss."I thought it was a well rounded effort," said the coach. "I thought our bats did what I expected them to do, and our defense was awesome. Defense is what kept us in this entire game."For the full story, see the Express on Monday, 7-8-13.