FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fairfield Recreation fifth-and sixth-grade Warriors battled their way from ninth to first place to win the championship game against Livingston, 2-1.
Head coach Kim Bush said that she is very proud of the team and that it was an excellent season.
"The final championship game was exceptionally exciting and the highlight of the game was definitely the last inning," said Bush.
In the bottom of the sixth inning with the Warriors up by two runs, Livingston had the bases loaded. Livingston hit a fly ball to center fielder Zoe Jewett, who made the catch and fired it in to first base, where Klara Dremel snared it for the double play.
The Warriors then needed one more out with runners on second and third to finish the game. With the count full, Livingston grounded back to the pitcher Nicole Schettino, who threw it to first for the final out of the game.
Throughout the season, Bush continued to tell her team members that it didn't matter what anyone else thought of them, despite struggling in ninth place.
"Believe in yourself and you will be champions," said Bush, and that is just what the Warriors became.
By believing in themselves and winning five games in one weekend due to the rain delays, the Warriors advanced to the finals and ultimately the championship game.
Bush and Assistant Coach Ralph Sia took the team out for ice cream to celebrate after the game and are now looking forward to a team BBQ/Pool Party.