SWMO Bombers State Champions
10u State Champions
The SWMO Bombers won the Mo State Championship going a perfect 7-0 in the 4 day tournament. The tournament started with 43 teams from all over Missouri. The Bombers first day of elimination would be a tough one where they had to face the Poplar Bluff Bandits. They tied it up 4-4 when Cross Kubik hit a two out double to keep the rally alive. After Cross came the hot hitting Drew Cornelison, when Drew came up to bat on the first pitch he hit another double to score Cross and win the game for the Bombers. The Bombers would advance to the final 4, being the only team from Southwest Missouri. They would have to beat the Fulton Hornets, KSA Bombers, and the #1 team in Missouri the Columbia Warriors. The bombers beat the Hornets and went on to play the Warriors. The Bombers earned a spot in the Championship with the KSA Bombers after beating the Warriors. In the Championship the Bombers would once again have to come from behind. In the last inning the Bombers were trailing 2-5. The Bombers tied it up by another two out double by Drew Cornelison when the bases were loaded to score 3. In the bottom of the 7th it was still tied 5-5, the Bombers worked hard to get the bases loaded for catcher Caimon Kufahl. In dramatic fashion Caimon hit a line drive on the first pitch, scoring Hunter Lewis at third base winning The Missouri State Championship. The parents, coaches, and players could not believe what had just happend. To face the top 3 teams in Missouri, to be down to the last out in two games, and to be the last team standing out of 43 great teams was beyond their expectations. It was something they will never forget and can never be taken away.