It was amazing tournament for a 12U Lucas as they went 6-0 in a hotly contested tournament (temperature and competition).
The tournament started out with a bang with 12U Lucas pitcher and tournament MVP Marissa Lucas throwing a no-hitter (8-0) against the Fresno Rage.
After that, each game was a battle...
Games 2 and 3 on Saturday were a 9-6 defeat of the Kingsburg Posse and a 13-10 romp over Mariposa.
Sunday saw the Fresno Rage come back with a vengeance after the Saturday no-hitter against them, but they still fell short 6-3.
The semi-final against Cen Cal Fury saw them fall behind 6-0 after 4 innings, only to come back in the top of the 5th to tie it 6-6. Cen Cal Fury's joy was short-lived as 12U Lucas shortstop Marisa Sassano came up with a clutch 2-out single to score 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th, and 12U Lucas held on for an 8-6 victory.
You would think with all the heat and drama of that game, 12U Lucas would come out flat in the final against Mariposa, but the 12U Lucas bats erupted for 13 runs in the first 4 innings and a 13-4 lead. From there they coasted to an easy 15-10 win.
It was 12U Lucas first championship of the season!