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Sunday, June 18
Mother Nature Wins USSSA State Championships

Despite a big cooperative effort by both tournament producers and participating teams, Mother Nature was the winner of the KY USSSA State Championships for 10u and 14u divisions over the weekend. Heavy showers pounded Murray in late afternoon on Saturday, but the tournament was back up and running within two hours. Field tarps were put in place where they were available when another heavier round of thunderstorms hit late Saturday evening. But the three hours of rain was so heavy it knocked out fields that were even tarped. Sunday pool play seeding had to be determined based on the first two games all teams played (in both the 10u and 14u divisions). The brackets were drawn out for Sunday morning, but One 10u field that was tarped was salvaged for Sunday morning's championship round and one semifinal game actually did become official before another major round of thunderstorms knocked out the tournament for good. The final standings were based on the two-game seeds for Sunday morning, other than the one completed 10u semifinal game. Final standings have been sent to USSSA.com and are as follows (except 14u AA, which is waiting on one bit of info from one team): 10-UNDER 1. Louisville River Dogs, 2-0, 1 run allowed 2. Etown Sox, 2-0, 4 runs allowed, +16 run diff 3. Lyndon Lightning, 2-0, 4 runs allowed, +10 run diff 4. Murray Bucs, 2-0 (lost to Sox 3-0 in 5-inning semifinal) 5. KY Rockers, 1-1, 8 runs allowed 6. Crittenden Co. Rockets, 1-1, 10 runs allowed 7. Team Blaze, 1-1, 13 runs allowed 8. Hoptown Hoppers, 1-1, 24 runs allowed 9. McCracken Co. Mustangs, 0-2, 19 runs allowed, -11 run diff 10. Oldham Outlaws, 0-2, 19 runs allowed, -15 run diff t11. Hancock Co. Riverbats, 0-2, 20 runs allowed, -16 run diff t11. P'town Tigers, 0-2, 20 runs allowed, -16 run diff 14-UNDER AAA 1. Renegades, 2-0 2. KY Bearcats, 1-1, 8 runs allowed 3. Tri-County Grizzlies, 1-1, 17 runs allowed 4. KY Wolfpack, 0-2 14-UNDER AA 1. Louisville Owls, 2-0 pool A winner 2. Barren River Bats, 1-1, pool B winner 3. KY Flames, 1-1 4. Murray Thunder, 1-1 5. Play It Again Sports, 1-1 6. Owensboro Oilers, 0-2 Thanks to all who participated and for your patience and assistance as we tried to get the tournament in on a difficult weekend.