Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beacon UMC wins softball playoff semifinal 10-9 on walk-off 2-run homerun by minor

NOTE: Identities of players who are below 18 years old are being protected, per church administrative regulations.

The 2009 Beacon UMC Spiritlifters softball team won their semifinal match 10-9 against Seattle First UMC, with the final score decided by a walk-off 2-run homerun by one of Beacon's young stars. However, Beacon technically forfeited the match due to having only 1 female player. League rules state that at least 2 teammates playing the game must be ladies.

The minor's blast was one of 4 homeruns in the game by Beacon. Because of their forfeit, Beacon failed to advance to the championship match for the first time since the year 2000, ending a run of 8 consecutive years playing for the title. Beacon did win championships 3 years in a row, from 2004-2006.

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