Pictured Front Row (L to R): Haley Helm, Blair Powers, Amelia Collins, Ally Walsh and Alaira Friese. Back Row: Addi Leichty, Mya Friese, Kaitlyn Helm, Ellie Wittenberg, Kameron Lathrop and Lexi Otto.

The Mattoon Pride 12u ’07 team went 6-0 over the weekend to capture the title of the Robinson Firecracker Tournament.

Three wins came against the Robinson Dynamite, including a 4-0 decision in the title game behind Amelia Collins’ one-hitter. Addi Leichty, Haley Helm and Collins each picked up two victories over the three days.

Kaitlyn Helm had two hits, including a triple and 3 RBIs, while Blair Powers doubled twice and scored two runs in the Pride’s first bracket game, a 9-2 win over the Jasper County Dirt Divas.

Kaitlyn Helm blasted a grand slam and 5 RBIs in the Pride’s next bracket play game against the Dynamite, while Kameron Lathrop added an inside-the-park home run and 3 RBIs in a 10-1 victory over the Charleston Chill in the semifinals.

In pool play Friday, Kaitlyn Helm and Alaira Friese combined for eight hits in a 9-5 comeback win against the Dynamite and a 12-0 victory over the Explosion.

The team returns to action this weekend in Dale, Indiana.