The stakes rose this morning as play began bright and early this morning. Every athlete that arrived at Mid-America Sports Complex today knew that it was going to be a big day, and that they would need to bring all they have to help their team advance and have a shot at the championship.
In the American bracket, the top side of the bracket produced a showdown between Impact Gold Jackson and Marucci Patriots, which finished with the Impact Gold on top, 4-2. Meanwhile, the KC Gold took on the Midwest Speed, and the KC Gold took it in a convincing 9-4 fashion. With Impact Gold and KC Gold squaring away, the hometown KC gals came out victorious, 9-7. On the bottom half of the American bracket, today saw the elimination of several teams, and the victory of several teams. At the end of the day, it was the Worth Elite Prospects and the Marucci Patriots going head to head to stay alive.
Looking at the National side of things, the OC Batbusters proved to be dominant in their wins over the Oklahoma Diamond Girls and the Worth Elite Prospects. In the lower half, the Originals-CK won four straight only to face Impact Gold Jackson.
Tomorrow, play begins at 12 p.m. and the stakes will rise even higher.