The NET Elite Team Appreciation Rings Tournament this past weekend was awesome! Athens Regional Park is a great place to hold an event, located right off I-75 halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville. This past weekend’s tournament hosted teams from N. GA, Nashville, Cookeville, Jefferson City and everywhere in between Chattanooga and Knoxville. We had a beautiful weekend of weather that produced a great weekend of baseball!
What a great battle in the 7U division! 6 teams played their hearts out in this one day event playing 2 games pool play into single elimination. Young Guns from Cookeville and The Baseball Mission (TBM) came out of pool play as the #1 Seeds. In the first round of Bracket Play Diamond Canes downed the Bats and Warrior Baseball played well rolling past Savage in the quarterfinals. The semis featured a great game between the Diamond Canes and The Young Guns where the Young Guns found a way to win late 13-12. Warrior Baseball upset the #1 seed TBM team and then completed the day and taking home the Championship beating Young Guns 14-11.
The 8U division featured some great match-ups with some of the best teams in the area competing for the rings! We had 8 teams play some great baseball on Saturday in pool play and then were split into Silver and Gold Divisions for bracket play on Sunday. The Silver Bracket featured N. GA Nationals, Rawlings, TBM and TN Stix. The semi-final matchups here featured N.GA Nationals vs TN Stix and TBM vs Rawlings. N. Ga Nationals and Rawlings met in the Championship game in a good battle that saw N.GA hold off Rawlings for the 10-5 win and the title. The Gold Bracket had some epic matchups with Bats Baseball from Knoxville knocking off Frost Falcons in the first semi followed by Bridge City taking down eXposure Silver 13-10. The Championship was won by Bridge City 18-10.
The 9U division also played a one day event. There were 3 teams to start with that were to play a round robin and then a championship game for the rings. McMinn Tribe ended up playing Clubhouse Baseball and winning the 9U division.
The 10U division featured some good competition with 10 teams going to battle in pool play on Saturday. At the end of pool play the Brackets were set for Sunday with Coffee County and Middle TN Cobras squaring off first in the Silver Bracket where Middle TN came out on top and moved on to face
Base Knox Royals. The other semi-final had TBM losing to eXposure Silver to pit Base Knox Royals and eXposure Silver in what turned out to be an epic Championship game in the Silver Bracket. It came down to the last inning where eXposure Silver had the tying run on 3 rd with two outs when Base Knox closed the door to win. The Gold Bracket had Turn 2 falling to eXposure Elite 5-4 in the first round. eXposure Elite then upset the #1 Seed Tribe to move on to the finals. eXposure Black was able to hang on to a 12-9 win despite a late charge by a good Maryville Yard Dogs team. So the Championship game here was an eXposure affair with eXposure Elite downing eXposure Black 12-4 for the title and the gold rings. Thanks to all teams who participated and we look forward to hosting you and your families again at a future event.
Be sure to sign up now for our upcoming tournaments:
May 4-5 – Cleveland Classic in Cleveland, TN.
May 18-19 – Summer Fling at Middle Valley Park in Chattanooga.