Last week, during the District 7 13-year-old Babe Ruth tournament, Northend's Mitchell Amidon spent most of his time lying in the weeds, waiting for a moment to step up.
Maybe affecting his bat was the pressure of batting cleanup for his squad. But before Sunday's games against Sunset — made up of players from Calexico and Holtville — Amidon was moved from the four spot to sixth in the lineup.
With no pressure of performing Amidon busted out of his slump, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, two triples, four runs and five RBIs in the two games against Sunset helping Northend — made up of players from Brawley and Calipatria — claim the 13-year-old championship.
Northend and Sunset played two games, with Sunset taking the first contest 10-7 before Northend wrapped up the title with a 9-7 win in game two. The squads also played in the second round of the tournament with Northend coming out on top.