Rowan Razorbacks take title
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The 10U Rowan Razorbacks won the Rawlings Gold Glove Classic held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World, Orlando on Dec. 30, 2010 – Jan. 2, 2011.
Before the tournament began, the players met Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. The Razorbacks finished second in pool play, and advanced through the winners bracket to be crowned champion.
The Razorbacks finished the week with a record of 4 and 1.
In the first game, the Razorbacks beat a team from Cincinnati, 10-2 led by Powers Muller at the plate and solid pitching from Olen Stamper, Maddux Holshouser and Cole Hales.
The Razorbacks lost their second game to a team from Miami 5-3. Cole Hales scored two of the runs in this tight game.
In game three, the Razorbacks got back in the win column by beating a team from Athens 13-10.
Maddux Holshouser led the way with three hits. Bryson Wagner followed up with two hits. In the semi-final game the Razorbacks beat a team from New York 3-1 with Daniel Durham having two hits.
Cole Hales pitched a complete game, only allowing two hits and six strike outs.
Cole Hales also had the game winning RBI. In the championship game, Olen Stamper pitched a complete game, also striking out six batters. Bo Rusher had two hits to lead the Razorbacks offensively.
The team played solid defense, only giving up 20 runs in 30 innings, the fewest runs allowed in the tournament.
Offensively, the Razorbacks were also impressive, scoring 32 runs. On base percentage leaders were Maddux Holshouser .606, Bo Rusher .566, Cole Hales and Powers Muller .500, Olen Stamper .466 and Daniel Durham .461.
This is the first National title for the Razorbacks.
Other teams represented were Fairview, West Virginia, Scrappy Mt. South Carolina, and Tampa, Florida.
For more information on the Rowan Razorbacks baseball team, please call Rob Hales at KidSports/BasesLoaded 704-638-0075.