The Unionville Recreation Association's U-9 Navy baseball team recently became just the second squad in URA history to qualify for the state tournament.URA's U-9 Navy accomplished the feat by finishing in second place at the District 9 Tournament. Overall, the team went 12-6 this season after going 3-7 last year. Along with its state and district accomplishments, the team also placed second out of 21 teams at the Aston-Middletown Tournament earlier this summer.

Team members included, front row from left: Kyle Garvey, Matt Mainwaring, Joey Bendinelli and David Mercer; second row from left: Michael Papiernik and Duncan Britt; third row from left: Andy Cruse, Jimmy Fournier, Nick Raffety and Trevor Gardiner; back row from left: coaches Jay Garvey, Bill Cruse and Tim Gardiner. Not pictured are Paul Malone and Zach Nance.

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