Blissfield Big League squad wins state crown
By Chad Hutchinson
The Blissfield Legion Post 325 Big League squad rolled over the competition last week to go 3-0 and be crowned Big League state champs for the second consecutive year.
Blissfield defeated Taylor 4-0 in the first round before thumping Macomb 17-1 and Muskegon 12-0 in the championship. All together, Blissfield pummeled its opponents for a combined score of 33-1.
Hosting the state tournament this year, Blissfield had plenty of support from the home crowd. Blissfield’s opening round battle against Taylor also saw both teams fight their way through gusting winds as thunderstorms began to cruise in overhead. Fortunately Blissfield posted four runs in five innings of work before storms arrived, which allowed the game to be counted as an official win before being called due to weather.
The 4-0 victory was Blissfield’s closest call of the tournament.
For Chad’s complete story, please see the July 17, 2013, edition of The Advance. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.