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Bandits and Explosion Come Out on Top of Tournament

The Xplosion from Columbus, Wisconsin beat the New Berlin Heat Black by a score of 10-2 to claim a bid to the USSSA World Series tournament.

Thirteen teams competed in 40 games during the 2012 Field of Dreams Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Sturgeon Bay June 22 – 24, but only two walked away with bids to the USSSA World Series.

The Xplosion from Columbus, Wisconsin, earned the bid at the 12U level, winning their championship game against the New Berlin Heat Black by a score of 10-2.

At the 14U level, the Wisconsin Bandits battled back from the losers bracket in the double-elimination tournament to beat the Genoa City Explosion by a score of 7-4 in the championship game to earn a trip to the USSSA World Series.

Tournament Director Marcello Falcone said, “We had some real competitive play. We only had three games that were lost by slaughter rule; other than that, the teams were well matched.”