Arlington Travel Baseball 11-under Arsenal Blue won the Coach Fox Classic tournament at the Barcroft baseball complex.
After 6-3 to Sterling Xplosion with two outs in the top of the fifth round of the championship match, four straight strokes reached the base and cut the lead to 6-5. With two runners on board, Henry Porter hit a three-run homer over the right field fence for an 8-5 lead. Arsenal Blue added an insurance run in the sixth and kept Sterling scoreless in the lower half of the frame for the 9-6 victory and the third championship in a row.
After mustering just two hits in a loss to Arlington Storm, the Arsenal bats came alive with 43 hits and 36 runs over the next three games, including seven home runs. Four came in the semifinal match against Storm, and none more important than Porter’s blast in the final.
Coach Jackson Clements’ team improved the fall record to 8-5 and 31-8 for the entire 2021 campaign.
The Arsenal list includes Porter, Knox Brittain, Jackson Davis, Bryce Decker, Cameron Kreger, Zack Liu-Bailey, Thomas Neyman, Nick Nimerala, Kayden Ragsdale, Quentin Wells and Matt Woolfley.