|9U- Legends Baseball Wins Triple Crown Fall Nationals|
Legends Baseball, a team that was a powerhouse this past summer as Mizuno's Glory, took the 9u title at the Triple Crown Fall Nationals in St. Augustine, Florida. A deep and talented pool of 19 teams battled it out on the weekend of October 16 through 18, 2009.
The top 10 teams made the Championship playoffs and one of the premier match-ups in the quarterfinals pitted a strong Stealth Bombers team out of Albany, Georgia against Legends Baseball from Orange Park, Florida. Legends Baseballs got some brilliant pitching from Johnny Olivera (3 IP, 3 H's, 1ER) and Steve Beach (2 IP, 4 Ks, 0 ER). The star at the plate was Kyler Fedko, who hit 2 home runs including a monstrous 3- run homer in the first inning to dead center estimated at 230 feet. Fedko hit a 2-run homer in his second at-bat of the game. Legends Baseball won 11-1.
The best game of the tournament took place in the semi-finals as Team Phenom out of Moreno Valley, California took on The Hitting Academy Rebels from Clearwater, Florida. The Rebels put up four runs in the top of the first inning as Brandon Howlett went deep with a 3-run homer. Howlett would hit another 3-run homer in this thrilling slugfest. Team Phenom bounced right back in the bottom of the first with 6 runs. Noah Scharlin parked a 2-run homer for Team Phenom. Team Phenom trailed by 3 in their last-at bat's but fought back to tie the game and send it into extra innings. The Hitting Academy Rebels won it 14-10 in extra innings with the amazing Howlett getting walked intentionally with the bases loaded.
In the other semi, the Piranaz of Royal Palm Beach, Florida took on Legends Baseball. The Piranaz built a 2-0 lead helped by Nick Adams solo homer. But the Legends fought back and received more sensational pitching from starter Tyler Isenberg (4 IP, 1 ER) and closer Hueston Morrill (2 IP, 0ER) . Legends Baseball won 5-2.
The title game between Legends Baseball and The Hitting Academy Rebels was a nail-biter. The Rebels took a 3-0 lead into the fifth inning when the Legends loaded the bases. The Legends Kyler Fedko delivered a base-loaded single to left that drove in 2 and gave the Legends a 5-3 lead. Legends reliever Johnny Olivera shut down the Hitting Academy's big bats in the last few innings (3 1/3 IP, 1ER) to get the win for the Legends. The final was 6-3 as these two big rivals served up another great contest.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 22:15|