The Prince George Parks and Recreation Department would like to congratulate the Prince George American All Star team for winning the Hopewell Optimist Club Youth Division championship on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The team had to fight back through the loser’s bracket after dropping the first game of the tournament to Hopewell 10-5. In the second game of the tournament the team came from behind to defeat the very good Prince George National team 9-8. The third game of the tournament was against Colonial Heights Optimist and the Americans came out and played with passion from the beginning and defeated Colonial Heights 12 to 2 in 4 innings. The Dinwiddie
National team dropped out due to playing in the Dixie Youth State Tournament, which set up a rematch with Hopewell for the Championship game. The team was able to hold off a scrappy Hopewell team to win the game 3-1. Shane Cooper, the tournament’s most outstanding player, pitched a complete game and shut the door on Hopewell in the bottom of sixth with two strikeouts. The Prince George Americans play their next game on Friday July 27, 2012 in Boys Invitational Baseball Tournament in Colonial Heights, VA.