DeWeese leads Flash to tourney title


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The 16U Hamersville Flash baseball team won a baseball tournament at Kings High School this weekend.

Led by Wilmington High School baseball player Hunter DeWeese, the Flash went 2-1 in pool play and then 2-0 in the elimination round.

DeWeese hit .583 to led the Flash in hitting. Dwayne DeWeese is an assistant coach with the Flash.

In the tournament, the Flash opened play in Blue Ash with a 4-2 win on Friday behind the pitching of Jacob McCaleb and Kaulen Cox. Jantzen Smith had two hits and Dylan Whisman had the run batted in that put the Flash ahead to stay in the third.

Smith then pitched the Flash to a win in their second game before the Flash lost to a team from Ontario, Canada 6-5 in the third game.

With the No. 1 seed going into Sunday’s elimination round, the Flash defeated Fire Baseball from Columbus, 9-1, with McCaleb getting the pitching win. Tyler Speas had a key bases loaded double.

In the final, the Flash road the pitching of Cox and the hitting of Whisman and DeWeese to the championship victory.

The previous week, the Flash participated in a 17-18 year old tournament in Mason. The Flash were 2-1 in pool play and earned one of the top six seeds in the championship round. However, according to a press release from the Flash, the championship round was rained out. Pool play results included a run-rule win over the Cincinnati Baseball Club, a win over a team from Findlay, Ohio and a one-run loss.

The Flash will hold try-outs in August for next season’s 17-under team. For more information, contact head coach Shawn Whisman at 513-532-4408.

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