9U Gladiators win it all at the Cavalier Diamond Classic
9u Gladiators took home the gold this weekend at the 10th Annual Cavalier Diamond Classic. The team dominated their first game Friday night against Swartz Creek Dragons winning the contest 18-6. The Gladiators lost a close game Saturday morning to Rip City of Fenton 3-2. However, they bounced back in impressive fashion winning game 3, 11-1 against the Crossroads Coyotes. The win vaulted them to the championship game and a rematch vs. Rip City on Father’s Day afternoon. The Gladiators came to play dominating the match and winning the championship 7-2. The Gladiators pitchers racked up 15 strike-outs in the final game, and had 44 strikeouts total in the 4 game set and outscored opponents 38-12. This was the first tournament championship for the team this year and a well deserved victory in front of a raucous crowd full of proud dad’s and grandpa’s. Go Gladiators!