In another lopsided affair Wednesday night, Master's Heating and Air was a big winner in five frames over Decatur Dental Services, 10-0, for the Reese League title.
Cam Voglewede was stellar again facing only 19 batters in five innings. He struck out 12 of them while walking one and allowing just two hits in the complete game victory. Johnathon Wilder was the losing pitcher throwing 1.2 innings, while Aaron Lehrman relieved for 3.1 frames.
Just like T-Birds coach Bobby Corral, I was never a big fan of travel ball in general, and the Cooperstown Dreams Park experience in particular. After spending a week at the Cooperstown Dream Park, like Corral, I've changed my opinion.
The Decatur Thunderbirds have competed together for three years, learning about leadoffs and pitching from the stretch, and being part of a team. They did this while competing in house ball, fulfilling all their obligations along the way. Manager John Macklin and his coaching staff made sure of that.
Is one baseball tournament worth three years of preparation?
The easy answer is: definitely not!
However, if you ask the members of the Decatur Thunderbirds, you're going to get another answer entirely.
"It was an experience of a lifetime," commented Kevin Brown, the key pitcher in THE game of the big week for the Birds, won after 11 innings of battle.
INDIANAPOLIS (IHSAA)-During its final meeting of the 2012-13 school year, the IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional reassignment of several baseball and softball teams and also ruled on coaches proposals in the sports of gymnastics and wrestling.
The Clemente league championship trophy was played for on Tuesday night at Hanna Nuttman Park by the two remaining squads including Bleeke Electric out of the loser's bracket and Sportsform the team who put them there earlier in the tourney.
In game one, Bleeke defeated Sportform by a score of 25-20 forcing a second contest.
Bellmont graduate Taylor Kuhnle had one last hurrah on the softball field as a high-schooler on June 16th as she took part in the Indiana North versus South 3A all-star game at Westfield High School in Noblesville for seniors.
Kuhnle anchored shortstop for the Squaws this season and led the team in most batting stats.
True Value and the Monroe Crushers moved on in the Koufax tournament on Tuesday night at Worthman Field in Decatur.
The Crushers downed the SA Gold team in game one by a 15-2 score in five frames, while TV downed Blue Elks by a 19-8 score also shortened to five innings.