Blockheads compete in first baseball tourney

The Thunder Bay Blockheads, a new local youth travel baseball organization, just finished its very first ever travel tournament in Charlotte, sending its 10U team against very stiff downstate competition. The Charlotte Baseball Club held its annual Early Season Kickoff tournament on April 26-27.

The Thunder Bay Blockheads are proudly named after the local concrete/cement/manufacturing/concrete tech background that has been a part of the Alpena community for years.

The 10U Blockheads lost their first game on Saturday by a tough 2-1 score to the Capital City Cobras. The Blockheads came back strong with their bats, winning 8-3 over the host team Charlotte. The third game on Sunday changed the complexion of the Blockheads’ tournament, as the Blockheads had a 6-5 lead with 2 outs in the top of the sixth when DeWitt scored a tying run to send the game into an extra inning, where the game was then called as a tie due to tournament rules. DeWitt had been the only undefeated team to that point. This left the Blockheads with a record of 1-1-1 and a “win and in” situation. The Blockheads then lost a tough game against Lansing-based Oakland A&W, in which the Blockheads would have advanced to the championship game.

The Thunder Bay Blockheads will be in action again, with all three teams (9U, 10U and 11U) represented in the 2014 Hartland Eagles Baseball Blast in Hartland on May 16-18. The Blockheads will be participating in Alpena’s second annual “Our Fallen Hero’s Memorial Tournament” on May 24-25.

For more information about the Thunder Bay Blockheads youth travel baseball organization, please check out “Thunder Bay Blockheads youth travel baseball” or “Thunder Bay Blockheads 10u travel baseball” on Facebook.