HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg's RBI program enjoyed another summer to remember.
After making it to the final game of the 2012 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series in Minnesota, Harrisburg’s softball team celebrated its success on Wednesday night; joining its boys' junior (13-15) and senior (16-18 years of age) division baseball teams at a special season-ending banquet.
Harrisburg lost to Dominican Republic RBI by a score of 7-6 in the softball title game.
“I couldn’t imagine being top two in the country," said team captain said Taylor Weisman, who plays at Shippensburg University. "It was a great experience, fun, like an overwhelming feeling. I couldn’t ask for more in my last year."
Harrisburg had a representative in each of the three divisions at this year's RBI World Series in Minnesota; more than any other community from the 39 states, two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and three countries (Curacao, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela) competing within Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.
Harrisburg had both of its baseball teams eliminated in the quarterfinals.
"It was truly a great experience, and to watch the girls go out there this year; it was something they’ll never forget, that’s for sure," said softball coach Michael Stepp.