by: Scott McCaulley
Today is the final day for the Springfield Holiday Baseball Tournament with the final four teams playing in Springfield, the Varsity at Hillcrest and the Junior Varsity at Parkview.
None of the Lakes Area teams made the finals. A recap of their play:
Branson hosted a Varsity Pool of the tournament which also included Hollister and the Ramsey Motor Company Team from Harrison. Willard rolled through Pool Play undefeated while Branson finished 2-2 along with Jefferson City Helias. Hollister and Ramsey each finished with a 1-3 mark.
In the JV Tournament, Branson finished 2-1 in the Parkview Pool with their only loss coming to Pool Champion Kickapoo, while Hollister went 1-2 in a Pool at Springfield Catholic and Crane went 0-3 in a Pool they co-hosted with Nixa.
Willard is joined by Kickapoo, Hillcrest, and Marshfield in the Varsity Final Four while Kickapoo in the JV Final Four is joined by Catholic, Nixa, and Willard.