July 3, 2016

The 9U Crusaders captured the  OLD HICKORY CLASSIC ( Wooden Bat Tournament held at Domtar Park & Brickyard Park in Kingsport,TN) championship this weekend  with a dominating performance to kickstart the 4th of July holiday.

The tournament was a 2 day double elimination event with the winning team receiving the 2016 Old Hickory Wooden Bat Trophy.  The 9U Crusaders path to “Wooden Gold” would run only 6 games as the double elimination factor never came into play.  The 9U Crusaders would  steamroll their way to the championship game with  wins over the WV Gamers (Konova,WV), Washington County Express 9U (Bristol,VA) and the Lighting Cavs 9u (Spartanburg,SC)

GAME 1-    Crusaders 9U -12

Lightning Cavs 9U -2

GAME 2-    Crusaders 9U-5

WV Gamers –   4

GAME 3-    Crusaders 9U- 19

Washington County Express-  0

GAME 4-    Crusaders 9U-  8

WV Gamers-  2

GAME 5-    Crusaders 9U – 7

Lighting Cavs –   1

GAME 6- Crusaders 9U -4

Lightning Cavs – 1

 

The Championship game was a culmination of how these young men played all weekend.  It was a story of electrifying/ lockdown defensive play,  strong pitching performances and big game situation hitting!  The 9U Crusaders came out on top beating the Lighting Cavs for a 3rd consecutive time in GAME 6 with a final score of 4-1.    The 9U Crusaders outscored their opponents 56-11 this weekend.  The pitching performance was just as impressive striking out 41 batters and only walking 15 over a 6 game span.

Excellent job 9U Crusaders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now it is off to Disney World for the 9U Crusaders as they will compete in the Demarini Elite 32 World Series in Orlando Florida July 23-31. This tournament win is excellent momentum going into the final tournament of the season and a chance to stake the claim as the 2016 9U National Champion.  Let’s Go Crusaders!!!!!!   Finish strong!!!

 

 

2016 OLD HICKORY WOODEN BAT CHAMPIONS - 9U CRUSADERS

2016 OLD HICKORY WOODEN BAT CHAMPIONS –
9U CRUSADERS

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