OKLAHOMA CITY – Click here for a bracket. Xtreme/Combat of Brooklyn Park, Minn. outscored BBS/Miken 17-14 in the finals to take home the title Sunday afternoon at the ASA Men’s B National Championship presented by Worth at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. Xtreme/Combat went through the bracket undefeated with their own Dustin Fulton (Maple Grove, Minn.) earning the MVP title.
Xtreme/Combat jumped out to an early 8-1 lead in the first inning off of five hits and three defensive errors. They picked up one more run in the second but BBS/Miken, who defeated C-Town/Demarini 21-11 to advance to the Championship Game, bounced back in the third inning with six runs off six hits and one error.
Xtreme/Combat came back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth off of fives hits that included a three-run homer from the tournament’s home run champion Dustin Palm (Champlin, Minn.). Palm finished the tournament with seven home runs.
Each team picked up four hits in the fifth inning but Xtreme/Combat was able to convert four runners while BBS/Miken could only score three and they trailed 17-10 entering the sixth innings.
No runs were scored in the sixth and BBS/Miken found themselves with one last chance to rally down by seven entering the seventh inning. They were able to score four runs off of five hits but it wasn’t enough and Xtreme/Combat secured the ASA National Championship.
Fulton batted .842 in the tournament to earn the Batting Title. The outfielder also hit four home runs, 16 RBI and scored 10 runs of his own. For his accomplishments in the two-day event, Fulton was awarded the Tournament MVP award.
This championship kicked off the road to Oklahoma City as both Xtreme//Combat and BBS/Miken will an have the opportunity to compete now at the Men's Class A slow pitch championship on Sept. 28-Sept. 30. They earned a berth after finishing No. 1 and No. 2 this weekend.
For information on other ASA Adult National Championships, please visit ASASoftball.com. Photos from the event are also be available at ASA/USA Softball’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 200,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
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