10u Central Florida Wolverines win 2012 Elite 32 World Series
After three years of battling misfortune, our 10U Central Florida Wolverines finally proved we are the best in the country by winning the National Championship in the USSSA Elite 32 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Behind great pitching and stellar defense we continued to show the world we are the best hitting team in America. The boys played 10 games in 7 days and came out yesterday and played three games beating the “former” #2 (East Cobb) and #1 (Rawlings Elite) teams in the country by a combined score of 17-8.
The Championship game was exciting as could be for the venue; East Coast vs. West Coast playing for rights to the title of #1. After leaving two on base in the first inning we came out strong again in the second to go up 3-0. Rawlings tied it in the fourth 3-3 and the game remained tied until the 6th. As visitors, we came out in the top of the 6th and scored three runs on 4-5 hits bringing the score to 6-3. Three outs away from taking home the gold our boys sprinted on to the field focused and hungry. However, Rawlings was not giving up and started the bottom half with back to back singles. After a pass ball, the team had runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. I know I was sweating, but not our boys. We blew fastballs pass the next two hitters striking them out to bring it to two outs with runners on 2nd and 3rd. The next hitter hits a fly ball on the left field line and we finish the game on a great read and play by our left fielder. Then of course the celebration was on.
Congratulations to my boys and thank you for another great memory this summer.
–Coach Jeff Hoyle