The Diamondbacks, with co-head coaches Roy Johnson and Sean Burke, defeated the top-seeded Tigers, coached by Mike Giles, by a score of 20-13 this summer to win the Green Hornets 8U rec league baseball championship. Throughout the season, the Tigers lost only one game.
In the championship, the Diamondbacks scored six runs in the sixth inning to cement the victory. The rally was fueled by key hits from Connor Groft, Jack Burke and Drew Farr. Defensively, catcher Andrew Monroe caught a foul ball out, Ben Johnson made a key stop, and Ben Cregger and Cameron Kraft combined for an acrobatic final out.
The Diamondbacks included (bottom row, kneeling left to right) Jackson Greenwood, Cameron Kraft, Andrew Monroe, James Varnum, Ben Varnum and (second row, standing left to right) Drew Farr, Jack Burke, Caleb Wolf, Connor Groft, Ben Johnson, Charlie Krick, Ben Cregger and (top row, standing) Chuck Krick, co-head coaches Sean Burke and Roy Johnson, Mike Groft and Cory Cregger.