Threepeat for 8u Tourney Team!
Congratulations to our 8u Tournament team coached by Jeff Steigerwald! The boys brought home their 3rd championship in a row this past weekend at Brad Mar PIne. Defense has carried the team much of the season but the bats that woke up at the end of the Pine Richland tournament stayed hot and carried the team to victory. After stumbling in their first pool play game to Avonworth (9-8), the team re-focused and took no mercy on their opponents going forward. They rebounded to win their next pool play game against Ingomar (22-6) setting them up as a 2 seed on their side of the bracket for elimination play. The team needed to win 3 games if they wanted to bring home the trophy on Sunday. They started off with a big win against 3 seed Moon (15-4). That win set up a rematch with Avonworth for the right to move on to the championship. The team left no doubt in the rematch, scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning and avenging their only loss in 3 tournaments by winning 22-5. The offense kept rolling and the defense turned in another stellar performance in the Championship game and the team posted an impressive win over Mars (17-2). That closes out an impressive summer tournament season for the team – 5 tournaments, 5 championship games, 3 championships!! Congratulations boys – thanks for representing SALL so impressively.