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The Oakland Grizzlies 12U team: from left in back, Carson Butterfield, Daniel Fridline, Patrick Deardorff, Ryan Barber, Seth Bacon; middle row, Trevor Gilman, Connor McClennan, Brock Henley, Matthew McClellan; front, Jack Anderson, and Wade Bonnici. Not pictured are coaches Rob McClellan, Tim Henley, Mike Anderson and Brad Bacon. Photo submitted (click for larger version)
June 26, 2013 - The Oakland Grizzlies Baseball 12U team from Clarkston won the championship game 2-1 against the Downriver Hawks from Trenton in extra innings on June 9 in Holland.

The Grizzlies went 5-0 during the weekend to win the USSSA tournament at the Matt Urban Sports Complex in Holland.

Carson Butterfield pitched four of the six innings in the championship game. Connor McClennan pitched the final two innings to cap off a great weekend for the Grizzlies.

Final at the bat was Grizzlies' Wade Bonicci who laid down a bunt on a suicide squeeze with the bases loaded to win it.

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In addition to the 2-1 win over the DownRiver Hawks, the Grizzlies beat the West Michigan Outlaws twice 5-3 and 10-5, West Michigan Riptide 14-1 and the Battle Creek Rebels 5-0.

The team is Jack Anderson, Seth Bacon, Ryan Barber, Wade Bonnici, Carson Butterfield, Patrick Deardorff, Daniel Fridline, Trevor Gilman, Brock Henly, Matthew McClellan and Connor McClennan. Coaches are Mike Anderson, Brad Bacon, Tim Henley and Rob McClellan.

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