The Hard 9 National Classic concluded play last Thursday with the El Dorado Golden Hawks taking home the first place trophy. Winning their first two games and knocking off a nationally ranked team in Spanish Fork High School, IMG Academy placed fourth in the 16-team tournament.
Competing at a high level throughout the entire tournament were IMG Academy' Tyler Helphenstine and Mitchell Gallagher, who were honored by being selected to the All-Tournament Team. Helphenstine was 5 for 11 at the plate through the four games with a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Gallagher was also 5 for 11 at the plate as he tallied a double, two runs, and three RBIs.
To view the entire All-Tournament Team for this year's Hard 9 National Classic, click the link below: