West Perry defeated Audubon 8-7 Tuesday at Fisher Park in Upper Allen Township to win the Cal Ripken 10U Northwest State championship.
West Perry, which also won the Cal Ripken 9U Northwest State championship last year, went 5-0 in the tournament this year, including wins over Flood City (13-3) in the quarterfinals and Mount Union (5-4) in the semifinals.
The team declined the regional tournament, the coaching staff said, deferring the spot to the runners-up. Audubon plays GLOW Academy at 11:30 a.m. and East Fishkill at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Editor's note: This story is updated from its original version to say West Perry is deferring its spot in the regional tournament upon further clarification from the coaching staff.