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Moore helps Blaze win softball world series


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Quinlan Moore of Deltaville holds Yorktown’s championship trophy.

Champions in four age divisions were decided at the 2008 NSA Class B Girls Fastpitch Softball World Series, July 20-25, in Rock Hill, S.C., and one area team defied the odds with a title-clinching comeback win in extra innings.

The 12-and-under Yorktown Revolution lost its second game in the double-elimination tournament and had to fight back through the losers’ bracket—winning 10 straight games in 2 days to take the first place trophy.

The Revolution blanked the undefeated Charlotte Blaze Black 7-0 in the first game of the championship series to force a second and deciding game.

The Revolution, whose good-luck charm is a 13-star flag the coaches hang on their dugout, then erased a 3-1 deficit for a 7-6 win in the bottom of the seventh inning in the championship game to win the tournament.

In the final game, the Blaze went up 5-3 in the top of the sixth, but the Revolution tied the score while the one hour and 30-minute time-limit clock was buzzing. The teams were forced to go to an international tiebreaker, meaning each team would start its at-bat with a runner at second base.

The Blaze scored its runner for a 6-5 lead and needed only to get three outs and to prevent the Revolution from scoring. The Revolution runner at second was sacrificed to third on a bunt by Quinlan Moore of Deltaville, and then scored on a double off the base of the fence in left field to tie the game 6-6. A clutch single, drilled to left, scored the winning run.

The Yorktown Revolution 12U team members hail from Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, York, Gloucester and Deltaville.

posted 08.07.2008

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