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BASEBALL: Federal Way Knights 14U win Triple Crown World Series title
The Federal Way Knights 14-under baseball team were crowned the Triple Crown World Series champions Sunday after winning the prestigious tournament in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
The Federal Way Knights finished 7-0 during the five-day tournament and blew away the Easton A's from San Diego, 13-0, in the championship. The A's are coached by former Major League Baseball all star and World Series champion pitcher Dave Stewart.
The Knights won all three of their pool play games by defeating the New Mexico Jackals, 13-10, the Central California Baseball Academy, 18-3, and the Crush Slammer from Colorado, 18-8.
Federal Way then advanced into the championship bracket play, which was double elimination. The Knights beat the Omaha Hawks, 15-3, and the RM Hit Club Rangers from Colorado, 16-4, to earn a berth into the semifinals.
In the semifinals, the Knights took on the Cascade Crush from Bellingham and fell behind 11-4 going into the sixth inning. But Federal Way rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh for the come-from-behind, 12-11 victory and a spot in the championship.
The team includes Brycen Allen, Christopher Michels, JJ Asinas, Xavier West, Kaden Jacobs, Andrew Ellingson, Tanner Knapp, Michael Ziccarelli, Jordon O'Connor, Robbie Bernovich, Mason DeLaCruz, Kenton Robillard, Tyler Mick and Tyler Swanson. The team is coached by Shaun Mick, Patrick O'Connor, Guy Bernovich and Ken Allen.