Despite being the 7th seed heading into the Rookie League tournament, the Wolverines maintained a quiet confidence about their chances, having just won three games in a row. The smiles were bigger; the girls were having more fun; and the laughter was louder. The coaches began to notice that all 12 of the players (not just the top few) were getting better with each game. In the first game of the tournament, the Wolverines fell down 7-0 after 3 innings. The coaches reminded the girls of the three team rules: (1) have fun; (2) do your best; and (3) NEVER forget rule #1. The team rallied back to win the first game . . . . only to fall behind again early in the semi-final game. Behind loud support from the parents and fans, the girls and coaches relaxed and the Wolverines rallied their way into the championship game. Having come from behind twice before, this time the Wolverines jumped out early and stayed in front. After the victory, the coaches reflected on a team that struggled at times during the regular season, but continued to work hard, had a passion for softball, and NEVER quit. Despite being underdogs throughout the tournament, the Wolverines persevered and gave the players and families a season to remember. Congratulations to the Wolverines players and to Coaches Sam Drake, Rusty Umphenour, and Andy Thompson on their championship!