2004 INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONS

Highland 12 Year Old All-Stars Win Indiana State Championship

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The Highland Little League 12 Year Old All-Star team captured the Indiana State Championship with a thrilling 1-0 victory over South Bend – East Side on Monday, July 26th in Southport, Indiana near Indianapolis.  The State Championship was the first for Highland Little League since 1975 and only the third State Championship overall.

The Highland 12’s advanced to the Central Region Little League Baseball Tournament held in Indianapolis and squared off in Pool play against State champions from Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan with an opportunity to become to the Great Lakes Little League Champion and ultimately secure a reservation to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.  The Highland 12’s advanced to the Regional Title game where they were eliminated by a talented Kentucky team 3-0 in a game televised on ESPN August 9th.

Highland Little League would like to congratulate the Kentucky State Champion and wish them good luck in representing the Central Region at the Little League World Series.

Highland Little League would also like to congratulate our manager Ken Mahala, his coaches Jeff Stiglitz and Jim Puplava and most of all our 13 exceptional young men for treating us all to an outstanding summer of Little League Baseball. It was certainly a fun and fantastic journey.  HLL would also like to thank the team parents for being such a wonderful cast of characters and the Williams family for sharing with us your strength and everyone’s “Angel in the Outfield”.

Finally, Highland Little League would like to thank all of the league players, parents, grandparents, community members and all of our Northwest Indiana supporters for cheering this special group of young men along their incredible journey.