The Greencastle 10U B Team All Stars participated in the Hershey Summer Slam Tournament on June 24th and 25th. They started pool play on the 24th against Pleasant Hill Ridgeview (PHR). PHR overcame a 6-5 deficit in the 6th inning to beat Greencastle 9-6.
Greencastle faced off against Milton Hershey in their second pool play game. Greencastle played a good all around game and coasted to a 13-3 victory in 4 innings. The victory help Greencastle secure the 4th seed out of the 8 teams and advance to the semi-finals on the 25th.
Greencastle played 1 seed Palmyra in the first round of the semi-finals. Palmyra proved to be too good and beat Greencastle 13-1. The loss put Greencastle in the 3rd place game and a rematch against 3 seed PHR.
Greencastle jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning thanks to good hitting and aggressive base running. The lead grew to 11-4 midway thru 4 innings but PHR would not go away. PHR fought back and were only a run behind going into the 6th inning at 11-10.
Greencastle batted around and plated 6 runs in the top of the 6th inning. The defense held PHR to 1 run in the bottom of the inning. Greencastle won the game 17-11 and captured 3rd place in the tournament.
Congratulations to all the players for their strong effort and 3rd place finish.