McLean Juniors Softball Rallies to Capture State Title - Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The McLean Little League Junior Softball All-Stars captured the Virginia State Championship with a come from behind 3-2 victory over Matthews on July 24, 2007. This was McLean’s first state title at the Juniors level. The Juniors began the tournament with a 10-0 victory over York County, McLean then defeated the District 11 champions 6-1. McLean then earned a hard fought 6-4 victory over Gate City before nipping Matthews in the finals of the winners bracket 3-2 in eight innings. Matthews advanced through the loser’s bracket to earn a rematch with McLean. McLean was down 2-0 going into the 7th and final inning, when the bats came alive to score 3 runs to put McLean ahead for good. Similar to the Seniors, the Juniors used a team effort to advance through the State Tournament.