11U MS Storm Rolling Through Fourth Season Together
Entering their fourth season together, the 11U MS Storm from Gulfport, Mississippi have been one of the state’s premier youth teams since 2009 when they first formed. With the majority of the boys playing together since the team’s inception, the Storm have won an impressive 160 games and lost just 39 in USSSA play over those four years.
This season they are off to another great start with a current record of 14-2 and just claimed their second title of the young 2013 season. The Skip Bertman Global Tournament featured 21 teams from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and the prize for first place included 300 USSSA points towards World Series seeding.
The Storm played brilliantly all weekend, never giving up more than one run in any game and allowing only four through six games of play. In pool play they beat the Brookhaven Braves and Terror Baseball Black by a combined 16-2 before moving on to bracket play with the No. 2 seed.
In bracket play, the Storm opened up with a rematch of the Terror, handling them 10-1, before blanking Capatins Baseball 8-0, and blowing out the LA Stars Academy 10-1.
The Championship game was against the MS Young Guns who had gotten hot in bracket play but were no match for the Storm once the game got underway. In similar fashion, the Storm dominated both sides of the ball and shut out the Young Guns 13-0.
This is the Storm’s second tournament victory of the year, third finals appearance in a row, and they’re currently ranked as the No. 2 team in the USSSA Power Ratings.