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.