The delays caused by the rain on Sunday and Monday made the baseball all the better in Tuesday's big championship games. The kids treated us to some unbelievable action all night.
The night started at 5:00 on FOD as the Int'l Angels upset the Red Sox in a 6-3 contest, forcing a game #2 winner take all "if necessary" final on Wednesday at 6:00 on FOD.
Action continued on Garr Field where the Pony National Dodgers prevailed over the Giants 8-6 to take the crown. Thanks to all of the Dodgers and Giants families for allowing this game to be pushed out from Sunday.
Meanwhile, over at St. John's, the AA Yankees and Tigers battled back and forth, with the Yankees finally prevailing in the championship game 9-8 with a walk off hit in the bottom of the 6th. Thanks to both teams for allowing us to move this game over to STJ.
Back on FOD, after the Astros eliminated the D-Backs in a continuation game on Wilkins, the Majors Cubs put together a great performance to take the Majors crown 6-2 over the battle tested Astros.
Finally, back on Garr, in a game continued from Sunday, the Pony American Angels prevailed 7-6 over the Tigers in a 9 inning test where both teams fought back and forth into extra innings, capping a wonderful night at the park and the 14U End of the Era party.
Whew. Come on out for the last game of the spring season on FOD at 6:00 for the Int'l league final
Thanks to all of our league directors, coaches, team moms and other volunteers for all the hard work this last week. Special thanks to everyone who had to fight the rain Sunday and Monday, especially everyone out there for the crazy Shetland Red Silver Championship game which ended in a driving rainstorm in extra innings!
Check out all of our regular season champions, playoff champions and runners-up and PCA Coach of the Year recipients in the attached Circle of Champions spreadsheet.
It has been quite a year and thanks to all for your patience and cooperation as we got in the 944 games on our schedule for all 118 teams and 1,504 players in our baseball program. Special thanks to all of our coaches, league directors, team moms and league coordinators, as well as everyone on or baseball committee, for all of their tireless work in putting together a fine year of baseball.
Congrats to 12U player Drew Holmes, the recipient of this year's Kyle Burnat Award, and Ben Levenbaum, the recipient of this year's Volunteer of the Year Award.
Look for some major work and completion of our new parking area once the regular season has drawn to a close. And just as soon as we wrap up playoffs, our 19 summer tournament teams will get underway with action criss-crossing Georgia and the southeast (look for website updates on that throughout late May and June).
Finally, don't forget about fall ball sign ups online running from May 23-July 15 (with sign ups continuing after that date as space allows).
That sure seems like enough. Thanks to all, NYO Baseball