12U – FL Winter World Series Finals in Kissimmee

Kissimmee, Florida – Dec 27 through Dec 29th:  The Florida Fire (Orlando, Florida) are the 12U champions of this year’s USSSA Winter World Series. 

The Fire had finished an outstanding 2008 11U summer season, ranked #7 nationally by TravelBallSelect.  This championship gives them a significant boost in momentum as they move into their 2009 12U season.  The Fire went 3 and 0 in pool play, scoring 30 runs while not allowing a single run to be scored against them. 

In the championship rounds of play, the Fire beat the Barons of Dekalb, Georgia by a score of 10-1 and then moved on to the championship game where they disposed of the Palmetto Patriots of Florence, South Carolina by a score of 10-2. This win caps off successful Fall/Winter 2008 season for the Florida Fire where they achieved an overall record of 23 wins and only one loss.  Look for the Fire to once again be a highly ranked team and a top contender for to win the Elite-24 Championship in 2009.

Pool play game results:  

Game# GAME MATCH-UP Score
1 [FLS] Red Raiders VS. [PA] Knights Baseball 4-2
2 [FLS] Diamondbacks Baseball VS. [FLS] Red Raiders White 12-1
3 [GA] DeKalb Barons VS. [FLS] Red Raiders 8-4
4 [FLS] Orlando Gators VS. [FLS] O Town O Rays 12-4
5 [FLS] FLORIDA FIRE VS. [GA] DeKalb Barons 6-0
6 [FLS] O Town O Rays VS. [FLS] Red Raiders White 9-1
7 [SC] Palmetto Patriots I VS. [FLS] Orlando Gators 5-2
8 [GA] DeKalb Barons VS. [PA] Knights Baseball 14-13
9 [FLS] Orlando Gators VS. [FLS] Red Raiders White 9-8
10 [FLS] FLORIDA FIRE VS. [PA] Knights Baseball 12-0
11 [FLS] Diamondbacks Baseball VS. [FLS] Orlando Gators 11-2
12 [FLS] FLORIDA FIRE VS. [FLS] Red Raiders 12-0
13 [SC] Palmetto Patriots I VS. [FLS] O Town O Rays 8-3
14 [FLS] Diamondbacks Baseball VS. [SC] Palmetto Patriots I 13-7

  

Bracket Play and Championship game Results: 

  PALMETTO PATRIOTS    
  Mon 11:00a  PALMETTO PATRIOTS (10-0)  
  DIAMONDBACKS    
DEKALB BARONS   Mon 3:00p  FLORIDA FIRE (10-2)
Mon 9:00a  DEKALB BARONS (7-3)    
ORLANDO GATORS Mon 1:00p  FLORIDA FIRE (10-1)  
  FLORIDA FIRE    
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