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.