The 9U Bats participated in the Buffalo Rings and Wings Classic, their final tournament of the season, in Greensburg July 27-28.
The Bats went 2-0 in pool play Saturday. Batesville defeated the Madison Mudcats and New Palestine, to earn a second seed entering Sunday’s bracket play. The team defeated New Palestine to advance, after a walk-off picture-perfect ending, reports parent Anna Ibold.
The No. 1 seed, Tri-State Rage, couldn’t hold up against the Bats during the championship game. “Batesville athletes asserted their will over Rage with an exciting 10-4 victory!” says Ibold. The Bats successfully finished their travel season with a 10-5 record.
The 9U Bats, coaches and parents express their gratitude to the team sponsors: Aaron Garrett/Lohmiller Realty, Batesville Shell, Batesville Tool & Die, Enhanced Telecommunications Corp., First Financial Bank, Joan Schornick/Tudor Square, Steve Meyer Trucking,Tom Tepe Auto Center, Tuba’s Place and the anonymous donation by Bats fans.