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Milford Beacon
  • MOT claims softball title

  • The MOT 11-12 YO softball team defeated Milford 14-4 Monday night to win the Major League District One softball championship.
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  • The MOT 11-12 YO softball team defeated Milford 14-4 Monday night to win the Major League District One softball championship.
    MOT actually lost the first game of the tournament, but came back through the losers' bracket with five straight victories, including two over Milford to claim the crown.
    MOT Coach Buddy Cook said the victory was actually the "come-from-behind" type. "They scored two runs right off the bat in the top of the first, but we were able to tie it up with two of our own in the bottom half of the inning," he said.
    Cook said his team seemed to relax more as the game progressed. MOT rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the third that gave his team a comfortable, but not necessarily, an insurmountable lead.
    Milford scored two more runs, but MOT was able to put together several more solid innings to wrap up the game and the District One championship in fine fashion.
    "This is definitely a team that has no quit," said Cook. "They really don't know the meaning of the word quit, and they battled every pitch of every game," he said.
    Cook cited Carmen Black for her clutch hitting during the tournament, and Katelynn Foraker and Melanie Grant for their pitching on the road to the title.
    "After that opening game loss, we felt we were a good team and were capable of having a big tournament, fortunately, the girls responded with a great tournament," said Cook.
    MOT will now participate in the District One state tournament which begins Thursday in Harrington. MOT's first game will be Friday night at 7 p.m.
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