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Sanibel All-Stars prevail in Duel of the Islands

May 23, 2018
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

The Greater Pine Island Little League held its 7th annual "Duel of the Islands" Saturday morning. The game pits the Sanibel All-Stars against the Pine Island All-Stars.

Before the big game(s), trophies were awarded to each player present and following the Pledge of Allegiance, 7-year-old Fiona Boyd sang the "National Anthem."

Eric Wold is assistant coach of the Pine Island All Stars. The Wolds spend the summers in Michigan and winters on Pine Island.

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The Pine Island All-Stars on the left, and the Sanibel All-Stars on the right.


"My son Davis started playing T-ball and every year as he progresses, I move up," Wold said. "This is my son's 5th year playing and he'll be playing left field today. We have an excellent all-star team and I'm confident we'll win the trophy back this year."

"We're here to honor the legacy of the Duel of the Islands," said Pete Alcantara, manager of the Sanibel All-Stars. "We play two games to ensure all of the kids get to play. We did win the trophy last year and hope to bring it back to Sanibel this year we're humble and hungry."

There were two 5 inning games. The first game ended in a 6-6 tie after 5 innings despite a massive center field home run from Connor Darr for the Pine Island All-Stars. Unfortunately, the second game ended early due to the weather with the Sanibel All-Stars taking the game 9-6.

"The Greater Pine Island Little League had a great year with all teams ending up very competitive," Pine Island Little League president John Lambert said. "We showed great progress in all baseball skills in all levels thanks to our fantastic coaches and parents. We strive to teach the fundamentals of baseball while instilling teamwork and having a safe and fun experience for the kids. We look forward to taking the trophy back next year. Congratulations to the Sanibel All-Stars."

The Pine Island All Star team includes Gavin Mills, Chase Barnhill, Chance Barnhill, Waylon Squires, Tracy Daniels, Conner Darr, Romero Gist, Konstantine Johnson, Nicholas Oliveros, Caydon Wilkins, Davis Wold and Waylon Williams.



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