Diamond Xplosion wins title

The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning.

Entering the final frame, Diamond Xplosion was down 9-5.

First baseman Alli Goering led off the inning with a single to left field.

Anna-based Avery Page followed with a single. Grayville’s Kinley Milligan singled to left center to load the bases.

Allie Shelton knocked in two runs with a double down the left field line.

Center fielder Emma Gwaltney continued the rally with a single to set the stage for the win.

Kami Johnson reached the right field fence with a bases-clearing double that gave the Diamond Xplosion team the walk off victory and the championship trophy.

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