Shelburne’s Berger Becomes Girls Baseball National Champion

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A Vermont native is a key part in the growth of girls baseball.  Elise Berger can now call herself a champion.

Berger, a native of Shelburne, is one of two-hundred girls that traveled to Rockford, Illinois to play in the largest girls-only baseball tournament in US history.

Her Boston Slammers defeated the East Bay Oaks 9-1 in the “Baseball for All” U-11 National Championship.

Elise pitched a complete, six-inning game, she struck out 15 batters and only allowed one unearned run.  She even had 4 RBIs on offense.

The Slammers finished the tournament 5-0 on the same field that was once the home to the “Rockford Peaches”.  That’s the women’s baseball team that inspired the movie, “A League of Their Own”.

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