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The 9U Sawnee Mountain Thunder finalists in baseball tournament

November 06, 2012

In front are Jacob Bateman, Grant Benefield, Michael Zarzana, Michail Harris and Will DeMarchi. In the middle are Brian Garmon II, Blake Rowse, Andrew Maurer, Zach Davidson and Patrick Corrigan. In back are coaches Bill Rowse, Matthew Harris and Todd Benefield and head coach Brian Garmon.
CUMMING, Ga. — The 9U Sawnee Mountain Thunder capped off an eventful fall facing a full field at the USSSA Champs Wear the Rings Tournament in Acworth, Ga.

The tournament included teams from Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett and Paulding counties. In a back and forth final game with the Sharks from Oregon Park, Thunder pitching and solid defense kept the game close.

The winning run crossed the plate in the bottom of the 6th, giving the Sharks a 5-4 win.