Spikes 9U's are BPA World Series Champions!!!
Posted by Keith Waninger on Jul 30 2006 at 05:00PM PDT
The Southern Indiana Spikes based in Santa Claus Indiana won the 9 and under Baseball Players Association Northern Zone World series in Owensboro, KY. on July 26th through July 30th. In order to compete in the World Series teams must have either won or placed second in a B.P.A. sanctioned tournament. They started their games on Thursday with a win over the Kentucky Bobcats and the Western Kentucky Bulldogs. Then on Friday they beat the Evansville Triplets. Saturday's game was not as good for the Spikes. They were defeated by the Evansville Spikes which forced them to the losers bracket and a loss away from elimination. The Spikes were then forced to win three straight games then beat the Evansville Triplets once again. This put the Southern Indiana Spikes VS. the Evansville Spikes in the Championship game on Sunday. The first game was a nail bitter with the Southern Indiana Spikes winning 4-2. This forced the winner take all final game. Evansville took the lead 1 -0 in the first and added another in the second. The Spikes then took the lead 3-2 in the third . Evansville scored two more runs to take the lead 4-3 in the top of the 5th inning. This put the Southern Indiana Spikes with their backs against the wall down to their last three outs. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Trevor Lehr then hit a lead off single to start the inning, Tyler Ward then followed up with another single to put runners on first and second. Gavin Schaefer hit an RBI single to center field to pull the Spikes within one run. With runners on first and second Mason Becher sacrifice bunted the runners to second and third with one out. Caleb Sabelhaus then steps to the plate with a game winning double for a final score of 6-5. The Spike finish their season with a record of 33-10. The Southern Indiana Spikes competed in 10 Travel tournaments and placed either first or second in eight of the ten tournaments.
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