Unionville beats Kennett in Mushroom Festivus

Split KAU squads battle for 5th title

The KAU-Unionville baseball team that won the 5th annual Mushroom Festivus: pictured left to right (front row): Tyler Hoffman-Reardon, Chris Lau, Andrew Nichols, Jon Karas, Nick Ward, Kyle Langerhans, Eric Takoushian, Eric Duerr; (back row) Coach Greg Kanaskie, Dan Garver, Drew Jarmuz, Tucker Reese, Kevin Looby, Kyle Fries, Brad Grow, Matt Foster, Nick Godek, Ari Bleemer, Kevin Tallman, Joe Garver, Pat MacNally, Andrew Taylor, and Manager Mike Magee.

KENNETT SQUARE — While many local residents and mushroom afficanados from across the country visit Kennett Square for the annual Mushroom Festival, local baseball fans were treated to the 5th Annual Mushroom Festivus. Hosted by KAU Little League and Pennsylvania District 28 Little League, this year’s Festivus featured a Route 82 showdown between KAU’s- Kennett High School and KAU’s-Unionville High School teams squaring off in the 9-inning championship game, with UHS claiming the title by a 9-5 score.

Both KAU teams were determined based on the player’s school. The head baseball coaches from each school, Dustin Mott and Mike Magee, agreed to manage the teams. The KAU-KHS team defeated Octorara Big League and KAU-UHS defeated Lionville Big League in the semi-finals to set up the all-KAU championship.

All tournament teams featured players ages 15 to 18, or freshman through seniors in high school. Participating teams represented local PA District 28 Big League, American Legion, and AAU travel squads. Ten teams split into two pools each played four games, with the top two teams from each pool advancing to the semi-final games.

Other teams participating were Caln, Oxford, West Chester, Avon Grove, Octorara, and Lionville Big Leagues, Delaware Diamonds AAU, and Exton Senior American Legion.

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