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Elmhurst Electric 12U baseball knocks off Elmhurst Cougars for tourney title

Electric beats crosstown foe 11-6 in final

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:43 p.m. CST
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The Elmhurst Electric 12U baseball team and the Elmhurst Cougars pose for a photo after the Electric beat the Cougars 11-6 in the final of a tournament in Roselle.

The Elmhurst Electric 12U baseball team captured first place in a Roselle tournament to end an almost perfect season.

The Electric took second place in every other tourney they entered. At Roselle tourney, it was their turn to take first. They went undefeated in pool play against Roselle Arey, Darien Hornets and Libertyville. In the semifinal they beat the Hornets once again and won big to move forward to the championship.

The Elmhurst Cougars won a tie-breaker to put them in a separate semifinal game and also won. This left the two teams in the championship as Elmhurst Electric and Elmhurst Cougars. The Electric captured first place with a final score of 11 - 6.

Center fielder Tyler Cwik made a number of highlight-reel caliber plays on defense to help the Electric win the tournament.

Since most of these kids are friends, the first and second place teams joined together for a group photo.

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