By Jillian Fontaine | Beacon sixth-grade intern
The game was called in the fifth inning due to lateness.
“Wooo-woeeeooo!” screamed first-grade cleanup kicker Aiden Shawshank at the conclusion of the game. “Weee kicked ’em!”
Shawshank was named most-valuable player for the first-graders (1-0), after a 6-for-6 performance at the plate. His inside-the-playground grand-slam in the bottom of the first inning put the team ahead for good. He also was starting pitcher, earning credit for a win and a save.
Kindergarten’s lone run came on an error in the third inning, “because Isabella can’t catch or throw or do anything right she shouldn’t be on the team I said so before,” according to Caden Logan, distraught first-baseman for kindergarten (0-1).
Shawshank, 8, also garnered MVP honors in the 2013 tournament, prior to being “held back” in the aftermath of sub-par classroom performance.
Members of the winning team will get a pizza/ice cream party sometime soon, the coach-teachers said. Members of the runner-up team receive consolation certificates.