Youth Baseball: Bombers take third at 7-and-under World Series
From Staff Reports
The 7-8-year-old Newnan Bombers traveled to Orange Beach, Ala., last week and came away with a third-place finish in a USSSA World Series.
Competing against 20 others teams from around the nation, the Bombers came out of the loser’s bracket to record the highest finish among the teams from Georgia.
Newnan began the double-elimination tournament with a 17-1 victory against the Louisiana Banditos.
Newnan then followed it up with an 8-7 come-from-behind victory against Team Extreme, the Florida state champion. The Bombers went into the fifth inning trailing 7-1, but scored seven times to seal the victory.
After the victory against Team Extreme, the Bombers went up against the Banditos for the second time, and again put together a come-from-behind victory.
Down by six runs, the Bombers rallied for a 12-11 win.
Newnan suffered its first loss of the season in their next outing, losing 8-2 to the HRTA Heat, knocking them to the losers’ bracket.
In its first must-win situation in the loser’s bracket, the Bombers knocked off the Mississippi Hurricanes 8-2. That set up a meeting against fellow Georgia foe, Cartersville Hurricanes.
It took a third comeback, but the Bombers rolled to a 5-4 victory.
Newnan then took a 5-4 victory against the Mississippi Jammers and a 11-5 win against the Lamar Baseball Club from Texas.
Playing their fourth game of the day and battling 106-degree heat, the run at the World Series ended as it fell to Yalobusha Giants 11-0.