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Nashville Sting Win Southern Illinois Tournament

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Left to Right: front row Bryson McCleary, Evan Kujawa, Caleb Detering, Adian Heiman, 2nd row Kendall Vallett, Carter Schoenherr, Bennett Briles, Tommy Herzog, Caden Gajewski, Back Row Coaches Randy Briles and Matt Gajewski. Not Pictured Quintin Loquasto.

The 5th Ranked 11 U Sting team entered the Southern Illinois Select Baseball League Tournament with a record of 8&4. The challenge was to win it all, and that is just what they did! On July 9th the Sting faced off with the Waterloo Wizards. This was a battle of the bats that started in the Wizards favor but ended with the sting on top 7-16. This win earned the 11U boys an opportunity to go up against the #1 Ranked Blue Sox. Early Sunday morning the Sting jumped on top of the Blue Sox early gaining a 3-0 lead and holding the normally hot bats of the Blue Sox to only 4 hits. The Sting earned a trip to the Championship by defeating the Blue Sox 4-1. In the championship game the Sting met up to the challenge of the 2nd ranked O’Fallon Bulls. Again the Sting jumped out in front early with 7 runs in the first 3 innings and battled to keep the lead ending with an 11-3 victory. When the dust settled the Sting stood tall hoisting the trophy above their heads!