Despite a rocky start, the Beaufort Riptide won five straight games to win the USSSA 2014 Gameday Sports Global World Series Championship held July 9 through 13 in Myrtle Beach.
Coming out of the pool play with a 1-3 record, Riptide lost their first championship bracket game to the No. 1-seeded Kent Island Bucks (Md.), putting them in a must-win-or go-home situation. With numerous rain delays on Saturday night, the Riptide went into the losers bracket game against the Augusta (Ga.) Havoc and won 4-1.
Eight hours later, the Riptide defeated the Carolina Prospects (Columbia), 4-3.
After a ten-minute break, they played and defeated Prolific Power (N.C.), 7-3.
The Black Sox (Columbia) were next in line. The Riptide won 7-3 to advance to the championship against the Kent Island Bucks.
The Riptide won a see-saw game 6-4 to claim the championship.