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Blizzard take home 5 tournament titles in Iowa

04/25/2016, 6:30pm CDT
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

3 Gold Bracket Championships and 2 Silver Bracket Championships in NIT Kick-Off Classic

Blizzard earn rings and five more tournament wins at USSSA NIT Kick-Off Classic

11 Blizzard Spring Program teams competed in Central Iowa Sport's NIT Kick-Off Classic this past weekend and won five championships - three in the Gold Divisions and two in the Silver Divisions.  Overall, the 11 teams ranging from ages 8u-14u went a combined 31-16 and earned Blizzard titles number 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 while taking one Runner-Up.

With two months of practice and development leading up to their first tournament, the Blizzard Spring Program came into the tournament excited, anxious and ready to compete in their first action of the year.  And along the way, there were a couple of records set and a couple of firsts.

  • The Rochester Blizzard 13u team team went 2-1 in both tournaments they competed in this spring.  This is the first time we have had a Blizzard team based out of another city and Head Coach Jay Baker and Tyler Krekkling deserve a lot of credit for their success in Rochester.
  • The Blizzard put together their first-ever 8u team and went 1-2.
  • This is the third time since 2003 Blizzard teams have squared off in the championship game.
  • The Blizzard 14u Blue team set a Blizzard tournament record by hitting 14 home runs by 10 different players.

The Blizzard play in the Sanford Classic in Sioux Falls, SD this upcoming weekend.  Good luck !

Blizzard 10u - Champions (Gold Bracket) 5-0 Record

Blizzard 11u Blue - Champions (Silver Bracket) 4-1 Record

Blizzard 12u Blue Champions (Gold Bracket) 4-1 Record

Blizzard 12u Black Runner-Up (Gold Bracket) 4-1 Record *lost to 12u Blue in championship

Blizzard 13u Blue Champions (Silver Bracket) 4-1 Record

Blizzard 14u Blue Champions (Gold Bracket) 5-0 Record

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