Gilbert, Arizona – Tuesday, December 30: USSSA Winter Nationals Super NIT – Championships. The Arizona Nitro are the 2008 13U Winter National Champions. With this win, the Nitros 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.
In the early game, The Chandler Reds edged past the San Diego Stars by a score of 4-3. With this win, the Reds moved on to face the Arizona Nitro after they 8-6 win over Rawlings Elite (CA).
The Championship game went down to the wire, but in end, the favored Reds fell to the Arizona Nitro by a score of 2-1.
Nitro semi final G Hernandez
Gerard Hernandez, 13U MVP, 4 HR
13U Champions Dog Pile Nitro
Nitro semi-finals pitcher
Head Coach Omar Daal (on left), a former MLB pitcher with the Diamondbacks, shares some thoughts about the tournament and the 13U Reds second place finish.
13U San Diego Stars Making Contact
13U Chandler Reds, HR in finals Ivan Sanchez and dad
Martin at bat for San Diego Stars