The South Alabama Bandits played their way to another runner-up finish in the All-Star Productions Hardball Classic on April 4.

Published 11:28 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009

By Staff
The Bandits finished 2-2 in the tournament falling to the Pensacola Warriors 16-0 in the championship game. It was the second time in the weekend that the Warriors had beaten the Bandits. In a previous game, the Bandits had fallen 7-1.
Earlier in the tournament, the Bandits had beaten the Gulf Coast Storm 8-5 and the Toro Bravo 18-1.
In the championship, the Bandits managed to get two players on base as Tyler Cameron reached base on a single and Kyle Mitchell was walked.
The Warriors were able to get past the Warriors in two and one-third innings.
In the first inning, the Bandits gave up six runs on two hits and four walks.
Dreams of a comeback were busted in the second inning as the Warriors added 10 more runs en route to the championship at the Hardball Classic.
Bandits 8
Storm 5
Atmore’s South Alabama Bandits reached the championship game of the ASP Hardball Classic by beating the Gulf Coast Storm 8-5 in the semi-finals of the tournament.
The travel team reached the semifinals after crushing the Toro Bravo 18-1.
The Bandits fought their way back from an early 4-0 deficit after the Storm scored the runs in the top of the first inning.
In the second inning, the Bandits added four funs of their own as Tanner Smith, Austin Chastang, Jacob Anusiewicz and Trey McGhee all crossed the plate.
Smith led the Bandits with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with two doubles and two runs scored.
Chastang put on a good show at the plate hitting 2-for-2 with two doubles and one runs scored.
The Bandits added two more runs in the third inning as Tyler Cameron and Smith made it around the base path to take a 6-4 lead.
Cameron finished the day 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored.
The Bandits put the nail in the coffin in the fourth inning as Coby Smith and Kyle Mitchell score runs seven and eight.
Coby Smith finished the game 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Mitchell was 1-for-1 with a single, a walk and a run scored in the win.

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