July 8, 2013
The Kirkland Merchants and the Seattle Stars are the champions of the 2013 Kirkland Pony Baseball Firecracker Tournament.
The Merchants broke open an close game with a late scoring burst to defeat the KBC Eagles, 8-4, to win the 14-year-old division.
Previously, the Stars jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 13-0 five-inning win over the upstart Bothell Pilots.
It was a terrific extra-long weekend of baseball under gorgeous skies in Kirkland. Thanks to everyone who came out, and we hope to see you all back next year.
Check out our photo album of the 14-year-old Championship Game on our Facebook page.
July 7, 2013
Here are today’s semifinals and finals matchups as we conclude a terrific 2013 Firecracker Tournament at Lee Johnson Field:
9 a.m.: 13-year-old semifinal #1: KBC Shinstrom & Norman vs. Seattle Stars
11:30 a.m.: 13-year-old semifinal #2: Kirkland Merchants 13 vs. Bothell Pilots
2 p.m.: 13-year-old Championship Game (semfinal winners)
4:30 p.m.: 14-year-old Championship Game: KBC Eagles vs. Kirkland Merchants 14
It’s going to be another glorious day for baseball, so come on out and enjoy!
Updated tournament bracket
July 5, 2013
Here are the results entering today’s games:
Firecracker Tournament bracket
July 4, 2013
Here’s the Fabri Thunder celebrating its victory in the KBC 2013 year-end tournament. Fabri teams, under manager Pablo Guerrero, have made it to the championship the past three years in two different divisions and now have a championship in both Colt and Pony Cascade, an impressive achievement.
July 4, 2013
Our 2013 Fourth of July Firecracker Tournament is under way. Teams from the Eastside to Seattle to Enumclaw are coming to Kirkland for thisannual event, competing in both the 13- and 14-year-old divisions.
All games are at Lee Johnson Field and Kirkland Middle School. The concession stand will be serving up all-American hot dogs and burgers as well as cold drinks and other treats. Your patronage helps us continue to provide quality baseball to teens in the Kirkland area.
Check out the attached schedule and come on out to support these terrific ballplayers.
2013 Firecracker Tournament schedule (PDF)