The Indiana Yankees topped
the Wisconsin Blazers 14-6 on a beautiful Monday
afternoon at the New Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, home of the Anaheim Angels minor league
affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels.
Manager Buddy Swift and his
Yankees gained the automatic berth to the WWBA
Championship in Jupiter, Florida, Oct. 22-25, by winning
three straight games Monday. They defeated the St.
Louis Pirates 7-3, the St. Louis Diamond Stars Red 8-7
and then routed the Blazers 14-6 in five innnings.
The Yankees were led by top
prospect and tournament MVP Mike Bowden who went 10 for
19 with 2 homers, 1 triple, 2 doubles and 7 runs batted
in. He also went 3-4 in the championship game and
pitched a 2-hit complete game victory over Major League
Beginnings in their last pool game to solidify their
spot into the championship bracket.
Kuester took home the most Valuable Pitcher award
by topping the St. Louis Pirates in the first round of
the playoffs and then earning the save in the semifinal
game over the Diamond Stars Red.