After locking down one win and playing 1/2 of an inning in game two on Saturday, the boys had to start dodging lightning and hail. Game two was postponed until Sunday.
“I honestly thought there was know way we were going to play on Sunday – said coach Crabtree. everything was flooded from Toledo to Pittsburgh and it rained for 8-12 hours.”
The amount of storms that ripped through the area on Saturday and through the evening dumped enough water on the fields to drown Shamu.
The tournament directors for Faast Sports however were determined to keep us playing. Somehow they managed to suck up all that water and spit it back into Lake Erie.
Baseball was back on! The boys pulled off a very tight game one, winning 11-10 on Saturday, Game two 10-2 on Sunday, and game three 11-7 to launch them into the Championship.
But what lied ahead, seemed like a daunting match-up. The WarHawks allowed 19 runs throughout the weekend and the SCS Mariners only allowed one, giving the Mariners the #1 seed.
You read that right, the Mariners only allowed one run over 3 games.
And just like that, it was championship game time!
The WarHawks got things moving in the first inning when Blake Brenner singled firing up what would be a five run 1st inning.
Colt Flores was the winning pitcher for Firelands WarHawks 10U Select. He surrendered two runs on four hits over four innings, striking out eight.
Weston Hoover threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Weston recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Firelands WarHawks 10U Select.
Heimes took the loss for Thimm SCS Mariners 10U. He surrendered seven runs on six hits over six innings, striking out five.
Gabe Herzog went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Firelands WarHawks 10U Select in hits. Firelands WarHawks 10U Select stole eight bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Mason Hermes led the way with two.
Just like that, the Mariners who did not allow one run all day, fell to the WarHawks 7-2 sending the WarHawks home as the 2019 Slobberknocker Tournament Champions.
The WarHawks 10u now command a record of 15 wins and 6 losses in tournament play.