A 5-0 record led to first place for the NEK Storm Chasers in the Boys R Back in Town USSSA Global NIT tournament June 1-2 in Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The 11-and-under Marysville-based team was 2-0 in pool play with a 13-5 win against Gretna Thunder and 9-4 over the Millard Mavericks. The Storm Chasers were seeded third in an eight-team championship bracket. The team battled a scrappy Topeka Badgers team and won 12-11, then defeated the Omaha Mustangs, 11-2, and won 10-6 in the championship against Millard Mavericks.