The two Nelson Cal Ripken Minor teams pose for a photo: (back row L-R) Pat Thast

The two Nelson Cal Ripken Minor teams pose for a photo: (back row L-R) Pat Thast

Nelson Little Leaguers make statement in Fruitvale

This past weekend’s Beaver Valley May Days Tournament featured two Nelson teams — Pirates and Cardinals — competing in the gold medal match.

This past weekend’s Beaver Valley May Days Tournament featured two Nelson teams — Pirates and Cardinals — competing in the gold medal match. The Nelson Pirates defeated the Cardinals in the final game, capturing the championship. The Pirates, who were undefeated in the tournament, displayed an impressive array of aggressive base running, key hitting and fielding, and incredible pitching, throughout the tournament, on their march to the gold. Both teams are pictured here in celebration of a great weekend.