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May 3, 2013

Oskaloosa Storm 11U AAA Opening Day Champions

NORWALK — The Oskaloosa Storm won the USSSA Opening Day 2013 Tournament with a record of 5-0 this past weekend.

During Saturday’s pool play, the Storm defeated the Norwalk Thunder with a 7-6 win and defeated the Iowa Storm 14-8 to secure a third seed for Sunday’s bracket play.

On Sunday, the Storm defeated the Central Iowa Crush 19-7 and advanced to play the Shockers from Winterset. Oskaloosa defeated the Shockers 10-5 to secure a spot in the championship game against the No. 1 seed Iowa Cobras. The championship game was a back-and-forth battle.

The Storm was down by 1 run in the top of the sixth with a score of 6-5. The Storm had two outs with two runners on base and a double was hit to center field to score two runs to move ahead by one. Another Storm player hit a double to score the Storm’s final run.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Storm had to hold the Cobras’ to win the championship game. The Storm gave up one run in the inning, but was able to hold them off to take the win 8-7.

The Oskaloosa Storm will play this weekend in Burlington at the Bring Your Game Spring Bash.

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