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Kirkland Lux 16U baseball team advances to West Zones

The Kirkland Lux baseball team: Top row from left, coach Curtis Ferguson, Taylor Buchanan, Pierce Belleman, Spencer Bayes, Rudy Wilkes, Ethan Liggett, Tyler Essig, Alex Hunter, Blake Voutour, coach John Lux; bottom row, Matt Scheffler, Stossi Tsantilas, Dalton Ferguson, Noah Lux, Stone Chorlton, Dillon Ferguson and Tony Nunez.  - Contributed photo
The Kirkland Lux baseball team: Top row from left, coach Curtis Ferguson, Taylor Buchanan, Pierce Belleman, Spencer Bayes, Rudy Wilkes, Ethan Liggett, Tyler Essig, Alex Hunter, Blake Voutour, coach John Lux; bottom row, Matt Scheffler, Stossi Tsantilas, Dalton Ferguson, Noah Lux, Stone Chorlton, Dillon Ferguson and Tony Nunez.
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The Kirkland Lux 16U All-Stars won the Northwest Colt Regional Tournament by going undefeated and earning spot in the West Zone finals July 26-29 in San Jose, Calif.

The team from Kirkland won the championship by defeating the Bothell Express All-Stars, 7-3, on July 13.

Most of the Lux victories were one-sided games. On July 10, the Lux opened the tournament with a 12-1 victory against the North Seattle All Starts. The team from Kirkland followed with a 14-9 second-round win against the KBC Battle Cats. Lux defeated Bothell, 11-5, on July 12 and then beat the Battle Cats a second time, 13-3, to reach the finals.

The team will hold a celebration fundraiser at 7 p.m. tonight at the Eagles Club in downtown Kirkland and a fundraiser at Acropolis in downtown Kirkland on July 22, where a portion of the receipts will be donated to the team. Lux players and coaches are trying to raise money to attend the West Zones. To donate to the team, mail a check to Kirkland Baseball Commission C/O Lux 16U All-Stars 218 Main Street No. 335, Kirkland WA. 98033.

The winner of West Zones earns the right to play in the International Colt World Series in Layfette, Ind. in August.

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