12U Major American Team Wins District

posted Jun 28, 2010, 4:53 AM by NGBSA Communications Director

The North Gwinnett (American) Major/Ozone All Star team has won the District 6 championship and will be playing in the state tournament in Columbia County, GA beginning July 10.  After losing their opening round game by one run to Collins Hill, the Bulldogs strung together four consecutive wins to take the championship behind a strong defense, powerful hitting and outstanding pitching.  After being rained out in Friday's scheduled final game, the Bulldogs jumped on Dacula Saturday morning with five runs in the first behind three home runs from Justin Godfrey, Des Fields, and Lane Morrell.  From there, they received strong starting pitching from Travis Amaral, solid defense all around and a potent offense led by Ben Leimkuehler and Des Fields both of whom went 3-3 on the day.  In the end, Justin Godfrey closed out the win in strong fashion by mowing down the final six outs for a 12 - 2 win.  Good luck to our Bulldogs in the State Tournament!

Front row (left to right):  Justin Godfrey, Travis Amaral, Chandler Hood,
Trevor Blackwell, Johnathan Spathelf, T. Hudlow

Middle row (left to right):  Jacob Yang, J.K. Kysel, Ben Leimkuehler, Des
Fields, Peter Mraz, Lane Morrell

Back row (left to right):  Asst. Coach John Kysel, Head Coach Tim
Leimkuehler, Asst. Coach Tom Mraz