MOUNTAINSIDE -- On the scoreboard, Mountainside was the visiting team in its home ballpark against higher-seeded Cranford during Wednesday night's Cal Ripken 9u Distrcit Tournament Final. But under the familiar comforts of Mountainside Major League Field, Mountainside turned in a complete effort to claim the District Championship.

Mountainside first built an 8-0 lead and cruised to a 12-2 victory via the mercy rule to win the title. Both teams are advancing to play in the Cal Ripken State Tournament, which features all district finalists throughout New Jersey.