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Bulldogs come from behind to take GFI championship

Burnaby Bulldogs celebrate their 2014 GFI championship win. - Chris Hammett
Burnaby Bulldogs celebrate their 2014 GFI championship win.
— image credit: Chris Hammett

Rainy weather and several game delays may have hurt the attendance numbers at the Grand Forks International (GFI) Baseball Tournament, but there was no disputing the great ball and the positive effect on the city of bringing in 12 teams and many fans from out of town.

In the final game on Monday afternoon, Burnaby trailed Everett 5-4 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. However, a double by Tyler Yorko brought in Colby Rossi and James Zamko giving the bulldogs a come from behind 6-5 win for the championship.

Burnaby picked up $20,000 for their efforts.  For second place, Everett took home $12,000; rounding out the top four and taking home $5,000 each were Seattle and Thurston County.

Everett advanced to the final by beating the Seattle Studs 4-2, while Burnaby moved on by defeating the Thurston County Senators 4-2.

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