Tornado Blue rallied for 3 runs in its last at bat to capture the Minors tournament championship 5-4 over the Rebel Grapes in a well-played, hard-fought title game. Madison Hadley and Josie Swain provided the big hits in the rally. Both teams had great pitching with Sydney Vincent and Quinn Schaeffer shining for the Grapes, and Leah Faser and Mackenzie Morris excelling for Tornado Blue. Catcher Liza Mobley had a great game for Tornado Blue, going 2-2 at the plate, throwing out a runner trying to steal third, and catching a foul-tipped third strike for a huge out in the Grapes' final at bat.
Tornado Blue had a slow start to the season, but the girls worked hard, kept a good attitude, and constantly improved. After winning only two of its first six games, Tornado Blue never lost again, reeling off 10 straight wins culminating with the victory in the championship game.
Congratulation to the Rebel Grapes for a great season, and to Tornado Blue for a well-deserved championship!