Today we began playoffs at 10:30 am.  We played the Czech National team and lost 7-3.  They were great hitters and fielders and came through stronger in the end.  So this loss put us in the 3rd/4th place game.  We played Russia again and beat them 6-3.  Our other AIST team won their first round game and played the Czech team in the championship game.  They ended up losing 8-2.  The Czech team won the whole tournament but USA ended up among the top 4 for both our teams so we were proud!  Here is a picture of all the Wisconsin boys and girls on the AIST teams.  We had the highest turnout from our state!  I didn’t get some of the pictures of both USA teams or our opponents but some of the parents did so I will have some of them tagged on facebook.