August 9, 2011
The Shawnee Braves 9-and-under AAA baseball team capped a stellar 33-9 season with a World Series championship last week in St. Louis, Mo. The Braves also finished the 2011 season as the top-ranked team in Kansas. Pictured are, from left, front row: Brian Garcia, Matthew Olson, Mason Sadler, Aden Eisentraut, Caden Barnard, Connor Simons; middle row: Chase Torkelson, Brendyn Bard, Quinton Hall, Cole Ondrush, Wyatt Wagner; and, back row: coach Shannon Sadler, manager Scott Wagner, coach Chris Garcia and coach Phil Eisentraut. Not pictured is Nate Adamson.
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Chase Torkelson, an incoming fourth-grader at the Glenwood Ridge Elementary School in Basehor, helped the Shawnee Braves capture the USSSA 9-and-under World Series championship last week in St. Louis, Mo.