Pictured above (left to right) are: front row – Brody Cullin, Ozey Hurst, Seth Zwickel, Alex Erikson, and Owen Laughlin; back row – Coach Cory Scamman, Hunter dukes, Brad Grantz, Cole Scamman, Gage Herron, Jade Spangler, and Coach Kyle Cullin. Featured in the center is the jersey of Elijah Baldwin, the Shockers’ teammate who died suddenly in March of this year. The team dedicated the win to Elijah in his honor.
The SW Iowa Shockers, based out of Shenandoah, are champions of a 12-team tournament called “Boys R Back in Town Tournament” on June 1 and 2, 2019, in Council Bluffs. Rock Port player Ozey Hurst and Tarkio player Alex Erickson are on the team.
On Saturday, June 1, the Shockerswent1-1ipool play and took the sixth seed into the championship bracket. On Sunday, June 2, they beat the No. 3 seed Norfolk, Nebraska, by a 12-10 score. In the semifinals, they took down No. 2 seed Ankeny 10-3, andthenbeatthetop-seeded Glenwood 6-0 to win the title with a great two-hit pitching and defensive performance.