The North Corner Tribe, a baseball team of 17- and 18-year-olds from Shorecrest, Mariner and other area schools, took sixth at the AAU National Tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla.
The Tribe split its final two games July 17 — defeating the Pittsburgh Tigers 8-7 in eight innings before falling to the Oakland Oaks 11-1 — to finish 6-3.
Dylan Henderson’s RBI single in the eighth scored Shaun Guinn with the winning run against the Tigers. Benji Brown notched his second victory of the tournament to go with one save.
Matt Stevens and P.J. Ross each drove in two runs for the Tribe and center fielder Nate Baker threw out the potential winning run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings.
In the fifth/sixth place game, the Tribe was limited to just two hits. Andrew Davis started for the Tribe and held the Oaks to two runs through four innings before giving up four more in the fifth as the temperature crept toward 100 degrees.
Behind a three-run fourth inning, the Southwest Florida Baseball Club edged the Tribe 4-3 in the quarterfinals July 16.
Complete tournament results and scores are available at www.aaubaseball.org.