Showdown champions

The 12U Bureau County Blaze won Sunday's 2013 Midwest Sluggers Showdown on in Moline. The Blaze went 5-0 in the tournament, defeating the Geneseo Green Extreme 10-2 for the championship. Team members are (front row, left) Jordyn Friel, Brooke Tonozzi, Kamryn Olson, Maggie Sons, Laura Phillips and Mollie May; (second row) coach Matt Tonozzi, Eden Bushnell, Gabby Englehaupt, Janessa Hart, Miranda Sorenson and coach Mike Friel; and (back row) head coach Bob James, coach Phil May and coach Shawn Sons. Missing from the photo: Kaley Peterson.