Flash U13 Gold cleaning up at area tournaments

May 17th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Sports

In the back row, from left to right, assistant coach Paul Krause, Aric France, Isaiah Chitkara, Stephen Krause, Devin Milton, Brandon Bishop, assistant coach Dwayne Deweese, Alex Kennedy, head coach Shawn Whisman and Hunter Dewesse. In the front row, from left to right, Evan Baugh, Brayden Runion, Ander Kohrs, Dylan Whisman and John Stringfellow.

The Hammersville U13 Flash Gold team has been tearing up their competition in the last few weeks, finishing runner-up in the Hoosier Championships and winning at Rumpke Park last weekend.

The team played in the Hoosier Championships in Columbus, Indiana April 27th and 28th. The team made it to the finals against some of the best teams in the nation. In the semifinals, the Flash beat the 2012 Travel Ball National Champion, the Lids Indiana Bulls, 8-2.

A Lids Indiana Bulls parent, Eric Hazlett, said of the Flash, “We made one or two errors, but played our usual best. You guys just rocked. From the perfectly placed hits to the supreme pitching and awesome coaching. Way to go, men. Keep it up the rest of the season.”

The Flash fell in the finals to Zionsville Baseball. The runner-up finish in such an elite tournament also earned the team a trip to a Chicago White Sox game in August where the team will be in a parade. They will also to walk in uniform around the Chicago White Sox field before the game. 

The Flash went on to win a tournament at Rumpke Park this past Mother’s Day weekend.  The Flash Gold was in a very tough bracket with all National League Level Teams (the highest level of select baseball in the Cincinnati area) in their bracket. 

The Flash defeated Vintage Baseball of Mason and the Ohio Force to advance to the tournament finals. In the decisive game against the Cincinnati Tribe, the Flash won a close 2-1 game thanks to some clutch pitching from Dylan Whisman in relief.

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