Game 1: Rushmore 4, Canyon Lake 3
Game 2: Canyon Lake 11, Rushmore 1
Championship night at Harney Little League field was an adventure of a lifetime crammed into five hours. The night was capped by two stellar pitching performances from Rushmore’s Jered Bloom in the first game and Canyon Lake’s Kai Torgerson in the second game. A lightening storm disrupted the first game for an hour and a half, followed by sheets of rain and the nervous pacing of District Commissioner Mike Hickey who was bound and determined to wait out the weather and crown a champion by the midnight curfew. The most intriguing aspect of the night was a game of tactical cat and mouse with Canyon Lake slugger Connor King that determined the outcome of both games. King did not pitch. He did not hit a homerun. He did not intimidate on the bases. But all night long his presence caused chaos.