The 10U Crusaders traveled to Charlotte,NC this past weekend to compete in their first MAJOR DIVISION tournament of the 2016-17 season. Coming off a 4-0 performance and impressive home turf showing, the 10U Crusaders set their sites on Charlotte,NC and taking aim at a 10U Major Division tournament win. This highly touted tournament would be called the KING OF SWING -NIT and would host some of the highest level 10U Major teams in the Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina regions.
GAME 1- The 10u Crusaders would be paired for a redemption opportunity showdown with the #1 ranked 10U Major team in South Carolina- Game Day Shockwave 10U (Columbia,SC). Gameday Shockwave 10U had beaten the Crusaders in their last meeting in the 2016 9U Tennessee NIT Final. The 10U Crusaders were ready for the stage and outlasted the Gameday Shockwave 9-5 in a back and forth game. It was an exciting win and performance which would display the offensive and defensive caliber of play that this team is capable of. Great game and win!
GAME 2- The second game would be against the Post 100 Bulldogs (Charlotte,NC). This game would become great pitching battle with the Crusaders 10U surging late to win 9-5.
The 10U Crusaders would enter into bracket play holding the #1 seed in the tournament.
Game 1- The 10U Crusaders would once again draw the Gameday Shockwave 10U with everything on the line and their chance to be the spoilers after falling in Game 1. This would not be the case as the 10U Crusaders came out with the bats blazing to run rule the Gameday Shockwave with a final score of 9-1 in 4 innnings.
The 10U Crusaders would be paired with the SBA Marucci Canes 10U (Major) in the final game with the King of Swing -Major NIT on the line. This would be a matchup of evenly matched teams with tremendous offensive power on display. The 10U Crusaders would complete the quest and come out on top as the victors with a final score of 10-8. The game displayed the will and determination of these boys as they found their selves down 3 runs in the fourth inning only to rally and finish.
Great job boys! Parents and Coaching Staff are proud of your success. 8-0 and on a roll…..Stay hungry and determined and bigger things are in store. Great job Crusaders 10U on your first 2016 MAJOR DIVISION Tournament title!
Stat of the Weekend: The 10U Crusaders had 39 total hits on the weekend…the competition had only 16 hits.