Gilbert, Arizona – Tuesday, December 30: USSSA Winter Nationals Super NIT – Championships. The Lamorinda Cougars (ranked as the nations top 12U team by TravelBallSelect.com) a picking up where they left off last season as they captured 2008 12U Winter National Championship. With this win, the Cougars have won an early berth in the 2009 Elite Championships to be held in Disney’s wide world of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida during late July.
The Cougars dominated this event, outscoring their opponents 52-11 throughout this event. The top seeded Cougars opened the championship rounds of play by beating the Arizona Thunder by a score of 8-1 to advance to face the SVG Cobras (CA) in the championship game.
The Cobras worked hard to make a game of it and managed to keep the championship game close before the Cougars put the game away by scoring 7 runs and allowing the Cobras only 3 runs.
The Cougars certainly made a statement in this tournament as they laid the foundation to repeat as USSSA Elite champions during their upcoming 2009 12U season.