The Waite Park 13AAA youth baseball team defeated host team, Kitsap, Washington in Kitsap 3-2 late Thursday night to improve to 2-0 in pool play.  Michael Petron went 2-4 with 1 RBI and Peter Nelson threw 3 shutout innings for the Silverstars.  Both teams had 9 hits.

Kitsap is coached by St. John's graduate Michael Smith.  Waite Park will host Meridian, Idaho at 3pm (Central Time) this afternoon.  The tournament continues until August 22.

Players on the attached picture are as follows:

Back row: Bryan Backes (Coach), Tanner Brosh, Chris Backes, Jack Schramel, Camren Dehler, Joey Atkinson, Drew Amundson, and Mike Dehler (Coach)

Front row: John Atkinson (Manager), Keaton LeClaire, Reagan Garden, Peter Nelson, Sam Nelson, Dan Schoborg, Michael Petron, and Bill LeClaire (Coach)