2012 Valparaiso Vikings 9U Baseball Team Finish as Bluegrass Festival Runner-Ups

By: James M. Zajac Last Updated: May 30, 2012

The 2012 Valparaiso Vikings 9U Baseball Travel Team traveled to Kendallville, IN over Memorial Day Weekend and came home with a 2nd Place finish.

Heading into the Tournament, the Vikings , who are #1 in the State of Indiana and #5 out of 55 teams in the Region (Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan), improved their record to 15-8-1. The boys got to the Championship game defeating the New Haven Bulldogs 14-2, losing to the Wallen Jackers 7-3, and defeating the Ft. Wayne Cubs 5-4.

Hurt by miscues in the field and the lack of offense, the boys fell behind early in the Championship game, eventually losing to the New Haven Bulldogs 9-0.

The 9U Vikings would like to thank the Sponsors for contributing o the success of the team:

Gold Level - Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute, Thorgren Tool and Molding Co., and Canadian National Railroad;
Silver Level - Soil Solutions-Inc., Family Express, Horizon Bank, and Rhame & Elwood Attorneys at Law;
Bronze Level - Lansing Sport Shop and Triple Crown Valparaiso Baseball and So ball Training Center.