The Black Sox would play their first game of the season against a very good Dayton Sting team.  The Sting would strike first in the away half of the first inning by scoring two runs.  However, in the bottom of the first, Delong, Landrum, Kreischer, and Large would all reach base and three runs would score.  Eventually, the game would be tied going into the last inning.  Braden Bobst would walk to reach base, then steal 2nd.  Collin Landrum would prove to be clutch as he hit a line drive up the middle scoring Bobst to win the game.  Landrum and Large combined to pitch the game and struck out 14 Sting hitters.

In game two, the Sox would have no problems as they hammered the Kentucky Fire 18-3.  The starting pitcher, Pierce Kreischer, would pitch 3 innings and dominate his opponent by striking out 10 batters.  Waylon Delong finished on the mound and struck out 3 more Fire hitters.  Offensively, the Black Sox team really began to swing the bat well.  Delong would homer in his first at bat of the game.  Landrum and Kreischer would also homer during the game while Marcum, Gallagher, and Bobst would add key hits. 

During bracket play of the tournament, the Sox would enter as the #2 seed which paired them with the Ohio Knights.  With Delong back on the mound, he was able to keep them in check and preserve a 11-4 win.  Jake Gallagher would make a relief appearance on the hill in the final inning.  The Sox offense would continue to improve with hits from Landrum, Kreischer, Marcum, Kuhn, Towning, and a Grand Slam home run from Easton Large.

The semi-final game would feature a rematch between the Sox and the Sting.  The Sting were a formidable opponent with BIG bats in the line up and would hit a couple homeruns and keep them in the game.  However, the Sox continued to get key hits and score 13 runs.  Large would hit another grand slam home run and pitch the entire game with an 80 percent strike percentage.  The final score would end up 13-7. 

In the Championship game, the Black Sox would face the #1 seed, the West Stars, from Cincinnati.  The Sox would prove to have much better pitching left at this point.  Collin Landrum would make his 2nd appearance and get the win while Griffen Michael would finish the game and not give up a run.  He received help from Jake Gallagher who would throw out a hitter at first base from right field.  The Sox continued to run the bases and hit well to score 13 runs including a homerun by Austin Towning.  A very big part of the success was attributed to solid catching behind the plate during the weekend which was performed by Pierce Kreischer, Collin Landrum, and Corbyn Smalley.

The 9U Sox roster includes:  Cooper Marcum (Westview Elementary), Corbyn Smalley (Westview Elementary), Austin Towning (Westview Elementary), Braden Bobst (Westview Elementary), Jake Gallagher (Westview Elementary), Kruiz Kuhn (Southview Elementary), Collin Landrum (Southview Elementary), Waylon Delong (Southview Elementary), Griffen Michael (Southview), Pierce Kreischer (Bloom-Vernon Elementary), Easton Large (Bloom-Vernon Elementary).  The team is coached by Phillip Kuhn, Marc Kreischer, and Matt Large.

The 9U Sox would like to “Thank” their sponsors for making this possible: Bobst Auto Parts and Salvage, Southern Ohio Risk Management, Inc., Jones-Stephenson Insurance, Nea Henry of Appalachia Realty, Inc., Jackson Papa John’s, Charm Boutique, RD Blevins Auto Sales, EPR Roofing & Foam Systems, LLC, Mule Town Mini Mart, Cole Kirby & Associates, LLC, Seth Michael, Auctioneer, Mark Porter Auto Group, Donald Willis, County Commissioner, DBA Families for Willis, Nichol Willis, Treasurer, Wesbanco, Atomic Credit Union, #1 Buckeye Lawn and Landscapes, and K and M Auto Sales.