Austell, GA – March 23, 2019: West Cobb Extreme 04 Takes the Championship
Arriving at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2019, West Cobb Extreme 04 players started warming up for what would end up to be a championship win. The first place trophy took the team’s players 16 and a half hours to win, with the championship game ending at 12:30 am Sunday, March 24!
While the first pool game didn’t go as planned for West Cobb Extreme 04, the rest of the day’s tournament games went in the right direction. After winning the next two pool games, the team started its first bracket game in the second seed.
Facing off against FCA Fusion, the players fought to win the single-elimination contest. The game turned in to an eight-inning battle, lasting two and a half hours under ITB rules. Players on both sides of home plate kept fighting in a great match through a cool evening in north west metro Atlanta. In the bottom of the 8th, Maddison T’s walk-off picture-perfect hit was the ending in Extreme 04’s victory over FCA Fusion.
Maddie C. got the win for Extreme 04. She went four and two-thirds innings against FCA Fusion, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out two and walking zero. Hailey M. started the game for Extreme 04. She surrendered five runs on eight hits over three and a third innings, striking out two and walking one.
The championship game was no less a fight, with Extreme 04 starting immediately after the 8-inning bout. Extreme 14U clinched the lead in the third inning for the victory over the previously undefeated NYO Patriots 04. Extreme 14U defeated NYO Patriots 04 12-10 on Saturday for the championship win.
Extreme 14U was down 5-4 in the top of the third inning when Maddie C. doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring three runs. Hailey M. grabbed the win in the championship game for West Cobb Extreme 04 as she pitched four innings, allowing 11 hits and ten runs while striking out four and walking zero.
Extreme 04 launched two home runs through the day – Alexis M. had a dinger in the second inning against FCA Fusion. Emma M. launched one over the fence against the stunned NYO Patriots 04 in the championship game!
Way to go, Extreme 04! It was an exciting day, and well worth the fight. This was only the third tournament of the 2019 season for the West Cobb Extreme 04 squad. The next scheduled tournament for the team is on April 13, 2019. Visit www.westcobbextreme.com for more information.