Local team makes good at wheelchair World Series

  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Brooklyn Park was the setting for the inaugural Wheelchair Softball World Series, and a Twin Cities team won the championship.

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Kurt Greniger of the Rolling Twins made it safely to first base despite the efforts of Saverio Marzocca of the New York Mets.

Photo: Photos by ELIZABETH FLORES • eflores@startribune.com,

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The Courage Center Rolling Twins lived up to their nickname at last week’s Wheelchair Softball World Series in Brooklyn Park, rolling to the championship with four straight victories.

The Twins capped their title run with a win Saturday over the Nebraska Barons, the team that beat them at last year’s National Wheelchair Softball Association national tournament in Chicago.

The tournament has given way to the World Series, which featured 14 teams, including the Twins and the MPVA Flamethrowers from Minnesota and others from the East Coast, the Midwest, the South and Japan.

Action took place at three Brooklyn Park sites, with Todd Anderson Field the showcase. The field opened in 2012 as Minnesota’s first wheelchair-accessible site for competitive softball.

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