The Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis (RAMMS) 8 and Under team won the Cal Ripken 8U State Championship on June 12. The RAMMS 8 and Under beat the Yuma Blue team by a score of 9-5 in the championship game in Yuma..
The Cal Ripken tournament included eight teams from Scottsdale, Casa Grande and Yuma. The RAMMS 8U went undefeated with a 6-0 tournament record. The team outscored its competition 100-15 in total runs.
The RAMMS 8U team includes players from Madison Tradition Academy, Madison Simis and SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School. Players are Will Bohn, Owen Brite, Darren Desmond, Parker Dixon, John Fahrendorff, Aidan Garcia, Wes Griffin, Jake Keebler, Jack Petroff, Rex Richardson, Chase Simpson and Connor Woodward.
The team is managed by Gregory Simpson, and coached by Darren Desmond, Thomas Griffin and Wes Richardson.