All Stars Plow Through Strasburg to Grab District 3 Championship

Clarke County All-Star 11/12 year old baseball team has won the District 3, Area 1 Championship after a decisive victory over Strasburg Tuesday night. The Clarke County bats and gloves pulled off the 10-3 victory after the game was suspended by a violent lightning storm that raced through the area Monday night.

Laying Down: Cody Santmyer, (l-r) First Row: Chris Davis, Michael Zuleger, Craig Genda, Sam Fairman, Jack Margaros, Second Row: Andrew Longerbeam, Mackie Martin, Colt Webb, Daniel Braithwaite, Duffy Bloomingdale, Caleb Peacher, Third Row: Coach Jim Cardillo, Thomas Cardillo, Manager Ron Santmyer, Coach Mike Peacher, Coach Dave Zuleger, Not Pictured: Coach Al Bloomingdale and Coach Mike Socha - Photo courtesy of parent Adam Davis (Click to enlarge)

Monday night’s rain delay was called at the bottom of the 2nd ending with Clarke County up by a score of 4 to 1. Play resumed on Tuesday night with the final result in Clarke County’s favor.

Clarke’s All Stars now move on to play Bridgewater at Elkton on tonight (Thursday) at 7:00pm and then play again at home in Clarke County on Friday at 6:00pm. The team will then travel back to Elkton on Saturday (if needed) for a double elimination match.

The winner of the series will move onto the Virginia State competition being hosted in Leesburg.

Thanks to Rose Fairman for help in collecting information for this story!

All Star and coaches toss hats after the final victory against Strasburg on Tuesday Pictured columns (l-r): Off Camera, Arm Showing: Colt Webb, First Column front to back: Michael Zuleger (sitting), Chris Davis, Duffy Bloomingdale, Coach Dave Zuleger, Second Column front to back: Cody Santmyer (sitting), Craig Genda, Andrew Longerbeam, Coach Al Bloomingdale, Third Column front to back: Jack Margaros, Manager Ron Santmyer, Fourth Column front to back: Mackie Martin, Daniel Braithwaite, Coach Mike Peacher, Fifth Column front to back: Sam Fairman, Caleb Peacher, Sixth Colum front to back: Coach Mike Socha, Coach Jim Cardillo - Photo courtesy of parent Adam Davis (Click to enlarge)



  1. Jackie Whetzel says:

    Let me say again I am so proud of all of you! You have all worked so hard and it shows on the field! Let’s keep this rolling! Bring those bats with you tonight!

    GO C.P. 3!!! I LOVE YOU AND AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!

  2. Jeremey, Jamie & Tyler Sansom says:

    Awesome job boys!!!!!!! We are all so very proud of you!!!

    The Sansom Family

  3. April O'Leary says:

    WOW!!! Long time coming – keep it up and remember to thank all your coaches for their hard work too!! Clarke is the home of Champions and it definitely shows in you all!

  4. Paula Shipman says:

    What a fantastic team! Way to go boys (and coaches and families)! It takes great dedication and commitment to do what you have done this summer! I can’t wait to see your home game tomorrow night!