MT. PLEASANT — There was a celebration of a baseball team over the weekend when the Mt. Pleasant Panther Baseball Club captured a championship in a state tournament.
The United States Specialty Sports Association hosted a tournament at Prairie City in the Prairie City Recreational Complex from Aug. 7-9 and the Under 10 years of age team from Mt. Pleasant came out victorious to win it all in their division.
The Panthers went 5-0 in their games to win it all. They averaged 13.6 runs per game in their championship run and allowed an average of 7.6.
The team’s coaches were David George (head coach), Anthony Blint, Tony Denning and Jason Helling.
The team players were Erich Simmons, Aiden Blint, Griffen Jones, Gable Myers, Brody Engle, Tayton George, Adam Denning, Ryan Helling, Kaden Schadt, Cooper Roth and Owen Dolf.
At the state tournament, the Panthers opened with a high scoring game, taking a 21-10 triumph against the Rams Gold.
Game 2 was a big win with the score 11-3 against the State Line Rebels.
The third game’s score was 16-11 against the Junior J-Hawks Blue.
Their fourth battle was the closest game they played and still won by three runs, 10-7 against the Midwest Pride 10U Red.
For the championship game, a rematch awaited the Panthers and while it was a closer game than the first contest with the State Line Rebels, the score was 11-7 and the celebration began.