Hurricanes, Naturals baseball teams take season-ending titles

Friday, June 12, 2009
Safe! A Green Forest Cardinal base runner stole home and just beat the tag during opening action of the Minor League season-ending tournament on Thursday, June 4. The Hurricanes won the Minor League tournament, with Eureka Springs winning the Rookie League tournament.

By David McNeal

CCN Sports Editor

BERRYVILLE -- The Berryville Hurricanes roared to the finals of the Berryville Parks and Recreation baseball Minor League season-ending tournament Tuesday and took the title in a close, exciting game with the Green Forest Enforcers.

In the Rookie League tournament, the Eureka Springs Naurals took the title on Monday, defeating the Green Forest Cardinals 11-8.

The Rookie League third place game was all Berryville, with the Bobcats defeating the Razorbacks, and in Minor League, the Thunder defeated the Wolverines for third place.

MINOR LEAGUE

(Age 10-and-under)

Thursday, June 4

Hurricanes over Shell Knob; Wolverines over Cardinals; Thunder over A's; Enforcers over Naturals.

Monday, June 8

Hurricanes over Wolverines; Enforcers over Thunder.

Tuesday, June 9

Championship- Hurricanes over Enforcers; Third place- Thunder over Wolverines.

ROOKIE LEAGUE

(Age 8-and-Under)

Friday, June 5

Razorbacks over Panthers; Naturals over Dirt Devils; Cardinals over Tigers; Bobcats over Gunslingers.

Saturday, June 6

Naaturals over Razorbacks; Cardinals over Bobcats.

Monday, June 8

Championship- Naturals over Cardinals; Third place- Bobcats over Razorbacks.

FINAL STANDINGS

Minor League

Hurricanes- 16-1; Thunder- 14-3; Enforcers- 12-5; Wolverines- 10-7; Cardinals- 5-10; Naturals- 4-11; A's- 3-12; Shell Knob- 0-15.

Rookie League

Razorbacks- 10-3; Cardinals- 10-3; Naturals- 9-3; Bobcats- 7-5-1; Gunslingers- 4-6; Dirt Devils- 4-7; Panthers- 2-9; Tigers- 0-10-1.

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