The Boyertown 8U Advanced Play team completed an undefeated run through the Fleetwood Tournament, beating Fleetwood 11-1 to take the championship.
The tournament got off to a great start when Boyertown pitchers Camden S and Bryce M combined to no-hit Oley in a 10-0 victory. Otto K and Dylan N both were 2-2 at the plate, with Dylan driving in four of Boyertown's runs. Game two had a similar outcome, this time a 4-hit shutout in a 14-0 victory over Wilson. Otto K was again key to Boyertown's offense, going 3-3 with 2 RBI and a triple. Owen H and TJ F teamed up in the pitching duties for Boyertown, striking out seven. Game three was another 10-run rule victory, this time 15-5 over Minersville. Adam S went 3-3 for Boyertown with 3 RBI and a triple. Boyertown used a pitch-by-committee strategy in the game, with Bryce M, Camden S, TJ F, and Brecken T each pitching an inning, striking out nine total Minersville batters.
The playoff semifinals were a rematch of the earlier pool play game against Wilson. The game was tighter than any of the previous contests, but Boyertown emerged victorious in the end, 6-2. After Wilson took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Boyertown responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning, to tie things up 1-1 after one. Boyertown took the lead with a 2-run bottom of the second and never looked back on the way to their victory.
Boyertown returned to their 10-running ways in the championship game, handling Fleetwood 11-1 in four innings. Every Boyertown batter reached base in the game, either via a hit or a walk. Otto K and TJ F both went 2-2 to lead Bears batters. Dylan N and Owen H teamed up on the mound, scattering four Fleetwood hits over four innings while striking out nine. Boyertown jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, thanks to knocks by Otto K. TJ F, Tyler D (double), and Camden S. After a scoreless second inning, Boyertown added another five runs in the bottom of the third to take a commanding 9-0 lead. Cole C, Otto K (double), Adam M (double), Dylan N (double), TJ F, and Zane E all had hits in the big inning.