The 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge kicked off on Friday with 89 teams over six age groups making their way to the beach to come play ball. This weekend, SATB hosted a three day tournament with two days of pool play and elimination games on Sunday. We also utilized two fields for our oldest age group at the local Georgetown Little League to bring in more fierce competition. Sunday brought six championship games and six tournament champion teams.
In the 10U bracket, eight teams battled it out for the top spot. The final game was set between the Ronkokoma Ravens and the Long Island Whalers. Now these two teams both hail from Long Island, are based thirty minutes apart and they drove over five hours to play here. After all of that, they still ended up facing each other in the finals. After the dust had settled, the Ravens stood victorious. Congratulations to the Ravens as they are the 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge 10U tournament champions. Also, a big round of applause goes to the Whalers as they are the tournament runners-up. All eight teams played hard so kudos to all of them.
In the 11U division, fifteen teams showed up ready to play. Sunday’s championship game saw the Elkridge Hurricanes and the Southwest Orioles Elite, who were both undefeated. It was a battle and in the end, with a 6-5 victory, the Hurricanes were the winners. Congratulations to the Hurricanes as they are the 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge 11U tournament champions. Kudos to the Orioles Elite as they are the tournament runners-up. All fifteen teams did a great job and deserve a round of applause.
In the 12U bracket, seven teams stepped up to the plate. The final game had the 5Bs Stingers going head-to-head against Bell Impact. In the end, the Stingers came out on top. A round of applause for the Stingers as they are the 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge 12U tournament champions. And congratulations to Bell Impact as they are the tournament runners-up. Kudos to all seven teams as they played well.
In the 13U division, twenty teams came ready to fight. The Cadets and KC Baseball had both advanced to the finals and played ball. In the end, the Cadets were in the top spot. Congratulations to the Cadets as they are the 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge 13U tournament champions. And kudos to KC Baseball as they are the tournament runners-up. Each of the twenty teams deserve a round of applause for their hard work this weekend.
In the 14U, bracket, nineteen teams were up for the challenge. The championship was another case of undefeated teams facing off with the Jersey Boyz Baseball Club going head-to-head with the Piedmont Hornets. After it was all said & done, the Jersey Boyz were victorious. Congratulations as the Jersey Boyz are the 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge 14U tournament champions. And a round of applause to the Hornets as they are the tournament runners-up. Kudos to all nineteen teams as they played great ball.
In the 15/16U division, twenty teams fought for the trophy. The final game was set between the Severna Park Spikes and the DT Bombers. Once the dust had settled, the Spikes were still standing as the victors. Congratulations to the Spikes as they are the 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge 15/16U tournament champions. And a round of applause for the Bombers as they are the tournament champions. All twenty teams showcased their great skill this weekend and deserve kudos.
The 2014 Integrity Builders Summer Challenge is over and in the books. Thank you to everyone who came out to support baseball this weekend. Congratulations to all champions and a big round of applause for every team!
Next weekends Can of Corn Clash is fast approaching. This tournaments offers you the chance to receive a dollar off of your admission if you bring in a canned good**. So we hope to see you there and look forward to your Food Bank donation!
**The full five dollars per person is paid at the admission gate. Then bring your ticket & canned good donation to the Welcome Center to get your ticket stamped and receive $1.