An action packed weekend was capped with an epic Championship game and performance by the 10U Crusaders as they would take home the GOLD in winning the 11U AA Summer Slugfest Championship at Domtar Park (Kingsport,TN) in extra innings.
The 10U Crusaders would start the tournament on Saturday (6/10/17) with pairings against two solid opponents: The 11U Stateliners (Bristol,TN) & Boone Scrappers (Grey,TN).
Game 1- 10U (MAJOR) CRUSADERS vs. 11U (AA) STATELINERS
This game would pair the Crusaders with top 11U AA team in the tournament right out of the gate in bracket play. The 10U Crusaders would jump out to an early lead capped with a 4 run forth inning and never looked back with the final score being : 12-3
Game 2- 10U (MAJOR) CRUSADERS vs. 11U (AA) SCRAPPERS
This game would showcase the offensive power of the 10U Crusaders as the bats “Came Alive” in cruising to a final score of: 18-2
Congratulations to Eli L on his HR in this game!
The 10U Crusaders would walk into Sunday with the #1 seed awaiting the winner of the #4 verses #5 matchup. That opponent would wind up being Diamond Elite 11U (Bristol,TN) for a matchup in Game 1.
Game 1- 10U (MAJOR) CRUSADERS vs. 11U (AA) DIAMOND ELITE
Diamond Elite would have more hits than the 10U Crusaders in this matchup, but it was key defensive plays that would be the difference maker as the 10U Crusaders would squeak by with a final score of: 4-3
Congratulations to Kobe M on his HR in this game!
With the win over Diamond Elite, the 10U (MAJOR) Crusaders would find their selves once again with a head to head matchup against the powerful 11U (AA) Stateliners. This game was one for the ages to all that was there to watch it as it was full of emotion, great plays, great situational hitting and a clutch squeeze bunt play by Jacob A. in the bottom of the 7th inning that would be the decisive for the championship. Final score in extra innings:
10U (MAJOR) CRUSADERS vs. 11U (AA) Stateliners : 7-6
Congratulations to these young men and there valiant effort once again in the 11U division!!