Despite an intense rain storm, Midwest Surge 13u Blue was able to play in the Ace of Diamonds Tournament, hosted by Triple Play, and prevailed to a 3-0 record and earned first place. In their first contest, the Surge beat the Sting by a merciful 16-1 margin. In the semi-finals, they overcame a 2-run deficit highlighted by a walk-off hit by Zack Hardage.
In the Championship, the Surge overcame many obstacles and prevailed to a 9-7 championship win. The game ended on a diving grab by first baseman Tyler Coleman as the Missouri Sox looked to drive in the tying run from second.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the field crew of Triple Play, this accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without their extraordinary efforts to prepare the fields.
As for 14u Blue, their championship weekend was earned with much grit and perseverance. In pool play, on Saturday, they defeated the Rawlings Prospects in a very close affair. If it weren’t for excellent pitching all weekend, the Surge would not have been able to proceed to a championship match up against the JC Blazers.
In a battle of the bats, the Surge defeated the Blazers by an 11-10 tally. This heavily-anticipated match up was a back-and-forth affair throughout and when the Surge needed a big hit from Ollie Brown in the seventh, he produced a game-tying double. Later in the inning, Curtis Fialka’s walk off single resulted in dog-pile at first base as they had won the championship in their GameTime classic.