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Kyto Morrow | Atlantic Beach, Fla. | Southeast

Kyto, an outfielder and eighth-grader at Mayport Middle School, singled home the tying run in a 5--4 regional final victory over hosts Glen Allen, Va., to send the Jacksonville-based Suns to the Babe Ruth League's Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Aberdeen, Md. In June, Kyto homered in five straight games.

Austin Potts | Lexington, Ky. | Ohio Valley

Austin, a shortstop and seventh-grader at Southern Middle School, went 4 for 4 with two singles, a double and a home run for Southeast Lexington in an 11--4 regional final win over Hammond, Ind. In 2014 he helped the Crush to a runner-up finish at the Cal Ripken 10-and-under championship. At week's end, Austin was batting a team-high .621.

Simeon Howard | Kennewick, Wash. | Pacific Northwest

Simeon, a lefthanded pitcher and centerfielder for the Kennewick American All-Stars and a seventh-grader at Highlands Middle School, threw four strikeouts and hit a two-run homer in a 21--2 regional semifinal win over Kennewick National. He then went deep twice in a 10--0 championship win over West Linn, Oregon.

Jameson Hussey | Pu'unui, Hawaii | Pacific Southwest

Jameson, an eighth-grader at Kamehameha School who pitches for the Honolulu-based Go Nuts, gave up seven hits and struck out four in a 7--1, complete-game semifinal win over Visalia, Calif. He then hit a tie-breaking three-run triple to beat the Dirty Birds, of Ewa Beach, 10--3 for the title. Jameson batted .750 in the regionals and was named MVP.

Walton Reid | Florence, Ala. | Southwest

Walton, a seventh-grader at Florence Middle School who pitches and plays shortstop for Florence Blue, gave up three hits and fanned seven in an 8--1, complete-game regional semifinal win over the host team, Madisonville, La. He belted home runs in three straight at bats in the state title game, an 8--1 victory over Phenix City.

Dyllon Barrett | Bel Air, Md. | Maryland State

Dyllon, a shortstop and seventh-grader at Bel Air Middle School, had four assists, three putouts and turned two double plays to help the Bel Air Braves defeat the Prince George's Select Blue Sox 4--1 in the state semifinal. Dyllon, who also pitches and plays first, is among the top three on the Braves in batting average (.419) and OBP (.510).

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