The Sharks started slowly during pool play, losing their first game to NGS Premier 5-1. They then won their next two games, 4-2 over the Mason Dixon Blaze and 11-4 over the Forest Hill Heat.
After remnants of Hurricane Bill blew through Hagerstown Saturday night, the Sharks blew through their competition Sunday.
In Championship Sunday bracket play, the Sharks outscored their opponents 19-3. Savannah Einsig pitched a complete game shutout to start the day. Louie Boarts followed with a 3-1 victory in the semifinals and a 8-2 victory in the Championship game.
The outfield of Ally Nakamura, Catherine Hall, and Savannah Einsig was outstanding, making several running catches and a few diving catches to rob the opponent of extra base hits. Offensively, Valerie Templin led all players with seven hits, many of which were extra base hits. Ellie West knocked in five runs.
In the semifinal game against a tough Central PA Krunch team, the infield made some great defensive plays including a game-changing double play on a bunt, getting outs at first and home to keep the score tied1-1, preventing the lead run from scoring. The Sharks went on to win 3-1
The Championship game was a rematch with number one seed NGS Premier. Late in the game, a NGS batter led off with a triple. Louie Boarts struck out the next two batters and induced a ground ball to end the inning. The Sharks went on to score 4 more runs to win the game 8-2 and the Championship!