CREATED Jul. 30, 2013
This past weekend, The Grand Ledge Mustang (10 & under) baseball team coached by Mike Franco, Dan Warren & Jason Todd, won the North Zone Tournament played in Herrin, Illinois.
The team won the double elimination Zone Tournament in grand fashion, winning five games, losing one, and coming out of the loser's bracket with a two game sweep over Lafayette, Indiana, on Sunday. On Friday, Lafayette defeated the Grand Ledge (GL) team with a score of 16-4, but GL came back fighting on Saturday to set themselves up for an exciting finish on Sunday. In their first game of the day on Sunday, the Grand Ledge team won 11-7. In their second game, it was a close call as Grand Ledge and Lafayette were tied 11-11 heading into the final inning. GL managed to secure a victory by scoring the final run of the game.
The team advances to the PONY Mustang 10U World Series in Burleson, Texas from July 31st through August 4th, where they will represent the North Zone. The North Zone Baseball includes teams from the following states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky and West Tennessee.
The team has been playing in a tournament every weekend for the past month. Arrangements are being made to secure a motor coach to take the team to Burelson, TX (near Dallas) and secure hotel rooms for their stay.
The budget for the Grand Ledge baseball team is in need of serious help. They are reaching out to the community for donations. Any donations that will help to defer the cost for the team and League would be greatly appreciated.
If you want to help the Grand Ledge team and support them in their journey to the World Series, please contact Jeff Huard, Grand Ledge PONY President (email@example.com) or Joe Irish, Grand Ledge PONY Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org).