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RAWLINGS EAST COAST SUMMER CHAMPIONS!!!!

For the first time in 2015, the Warriors finished a tournament with a championship. The team earned their way into the championship game by defeating the Brunswick Thunder 11-0 in four innings. In the championship game, the Warriors scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to put away a pesky Rawlings Stars and Stripes National team.

Dalton Stroud set the tone on the mound for the Warriors in game one. Stroud tossed a no-hitter in the four inning victory. Stroud nearly had a perfect game before plunking the second batter of the last inning. Stroud stuck out five and walked none in the contest.

Offensively, the Warriors put the game away early by scoring eight in the bottom half of the first, and tacked on one more in the second and two more in the third to complete the scoring. Nine different Warriors had hits, and eight had RBI.  Daniel Stanley and Nolan Crawford each lead the attack with two hits apiece and Crawford was the lone Warrior with two RBI.

After only throwing 33 pitches in game one, Stroud was given the nod to keep going on the mound to start the Championship game.  The right-hander left the game after two innings with the lead having surrendered two runs, one earned, on five hits.  Brandon Eldridge toed the rubber in relief and tossed the final four innings.  Eldridge picked up the win on the mound giving up five earned on six hits and walked three.  

Eldridge also helped his own cause offensively collecting three hits, scoring two runs and driving in two. Again, nine different Warriors collected hits with Caeden Graham, Blake Wall, Nolan Alexander, and Landen Doyle all picking up two each.  Wall was the only other Warrior to knock in two runs. Owen Watts picked up the team's first sacrifce fly of the season. 

The Warriors will be off for the District All Stars Tournament before heading to Rocky Mount, NC.  The team will compete in the 2015 Top Gun Summer World Series from June 26-28.

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

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