First tournament yields experience

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 8, 2002

The Noah baseball 10 and 12-year-old teams may have been knocked out of their Babe Ruth tournament which they hosted early this weekend, but coaches can call their first tournament appearance a learning experience. Taking on teams such as repetitive champs Kenner and PAC (Plantation Athletic Club) and St. James, each Noah team held its ground, but they were both edged out by runs and beaten once Friday and once Saturday. Kenner faced off against PAC during Sunday’s championship game, and showed their defensive strengths by stretching the game past the usual six innings and into the tenth. The teams were scoreless until Kenner was allowed the only run via a PAC error for the championship. Kenner beat PAC in both the 10 and 12-year-old championships to take the titles.

“There was an awesome turnout. It was a very good experience for us and the organization,” said Noah Boosters secretary Dawn Collins. She said the kids enjoyed their first season and first tournament, despite the final loss.

“I am sure they were a little disappointed, but they knew the other teams would come in much stronger. But we definitely have the capability to be better,” she added.