Columbus, Georgia, South Commons Softball Complex, June 22 – 24, 2018. West Cobb Extreme 14U takes 2nd place in CAMSports National Invitational Tournament.
West Cobb Extreme 14U played in a total of eight softball games over the three-day CAMSports Super N.I.T. in Columbus, GA. Through out the tournament, the team played at the top of their game, giving the team one of the top seeds in bracket play which began on Sunday. A 10-0 win over the Thomson Yarddogs in bracket play of the single-elimination tournament took West Cobb Extreme to the championship.
Facing off against Beehive Stardust 14U out of Auburn AL in the championship game, the two teams battled through regulation time to end up in a 0-0 tie after five innings. The tie forced the teams in to the CAMSports version of International Tie Breaker play. After the sixth inning, the score stood still at 0-0. In the seventh each team put five runs on the board, taking the game to an eighth inning. Once again in the 8th, the bats were working for both Beehive Stardust 14U and West Cobb Extreme 14U, with both teams scoring two runs each.
With the game still tied at seven runs each after eight innings, a 9th inning was underway. West Cobb Extreme 14U was right in it until BeeHive Stardust 14u scored three runs, and West Cobb Extreme could only send one across the plate. After almost three hours of play in the Sunday afternoon Georgia heat, the game ended with a score of 10-8.
Both West Cobb Extreme 14U and Beehive Stardust 14U were congratulated by CAMSports tournament directors after the game in the trophy ceremony. A hard-fought championship game with never-give-up attitudes were on display in Columbus!