The Estherville Lincoln Central 13-and-Under Traveling Baseball Team participated in the Iowa USSSA 13U State Tournament June 27-29 in Cedar Rapids. ELC was one of 32 teams competing for the AA Upper Division title. On Friday they defeated the Linn-Mar Lions 9-0 and the Ft Dodge Legends 3-2 to earn a No. 2 seed in the Gold Bracket going into tournament play. Saturday they faced the Linn-Mar Lions again to defeat them 5-4. On Sunday they played the Dyersville Tigers and won 6-5 in extra innings to advance to the semi-finals. Their next game was against the Clinton Kings, which they won to move on to the championship game. The team defeated the Cedar Falls Full Count Red Team 10-4 to become the 2014 State Champions. The team is coached by Ryan Heifner, Tim Loock and Jason Vaske. The team includes, front from left, Jacob Olson, Izaak Sander, Seth Vaske, Alec Heifner, Bennett Loock; back row: Briar Rowley, Brian Egeland, Blake Peter, Blake Miller and Lincoln Coakley.