15U Midwest Baseball Champsionships
The 15U team traveled to Michigan City, Indiana June 15-18 to complete in the Midwest Baseball Championship. Indiana, Illinois and Ohio were all represented with a total of 18 teams, with the 15U Gladiators being the sole representative of Michigan. The Gladiators did not disappoint by finishing the pool play 3-1 and as the second seed . Moving into Sunday, the Gladiators defeated the first two opponents in bracket play with strong pitching and timely hitting. The championship game saw the Gladiators playing their 7th game of the tournament and facing the Indiana Land Sharks. A stellar pitching performance by Colby Phipps held the Land Sharks at bay while the Gladiators were able to grab the lead. It was close game to the end, however the 15U team fell short and were Runners Up. The team battled injury and some hot weather during the course of the weekend to make a push for the title.