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July 10, 2014

Oskaloosa Storm win Wisconsin Ho Down Tournament; 2014 state runner-up

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Storm 12U baseball team went 5-0 in the Wisconsin Dells.

The Storm played their first pool game against the Chicago Diamond Dawgs and won with a score of 10-8.

The second pool game was against the Wisconsin Greenfield Jr. Hawks and handed them a 9-1 defeat with solid hitting and strong defense.

The Storm were seeded second for bracket play once again faced the Greenfield Jr. Hawks and defeated them with an 8-0 score and earned a trip to the semifinal game.

The Storm faced the Wisconsin Burn County Shockers, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first three innings. The Storm came back to within one in the fifth inning at 3-2, but then needed to score in the top of the sixth inning to move to the championship game. The sixth inning ended in a tie of 3-3 and played California rules to decide the winner. The Storm was strong on defense and didn’t allow any score in extra innings and the Storm rolled with a base hit to score the winning run and advancing to the championship game with a final score of 4-3.

The championship game was played against the Wisconsin Holmen Vikings, who were the No. 1 seed and handled all opponents by double digit scores in pool and bracket play.

The Storm came out swinging and took a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning. The battle was on with excellent pitching, hitting and fielding.

At the top of fifth inning, the score was 6-4 and the Holmen Vikings were surprised by the Storm attack in the fifth inning with the final score being 10-4.

The team brought home special Woodside themed gold medals and a picture of the hand carved themed trophy.

The Storm also finished as state runner-up in the 2014 Iowa USSSA State AAA Tournament that was held June 20-22 in Des Moines.

The team had a weekend record of 4-1-1 and finished with an in-class record of 13-4 and overall record of 25-11.

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