Missouri boys battle for state high school fastpitch championship

Written by Bob on September 30th, 2014

2013-Winston.Boys.Fastpitch.web The Winston Redbirds won the 2013 Missouri Boys State High School Softball Championship and will try and repeat on Oct. 4.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo – On Saturday, Oct. 4, eight boys’ high school fastpitch softball teams will battle for a Missouri state championship.

The tournament is sanctioned by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, and will be held at Danner Park in Chillicothe.

Games start at 10 a.m. with eight teams participating in a single elimination format.

Defending champion and No. 1 seed Winston Redbirds coached by Eric Lewis takes on No. 8 Newtown-Harris at 10 a.m. in the top bracket with No. 2 Jefferson meeting No. 7 Tri-County in the bottom bracket. The championship is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.

Since the boys tournament started in 1992, the Jefferson Eagles have won 9 of the 22 state championships that have been held. Winston won the state tournament for the first time in school history in 2013.

Led by the pitching of sophomore Craig Lewis, the Redbirds combined explosive power, sound defense and Lewis’s pitching to outscore the competition 42-3. Most of the team is back, including Lewis in the circle.

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