Branson finishes second at the Springfield Holiday Baseball Tournament as they lost to Willard in the finals 7-2. Earlier in the day, Branson had knocked off Mountain Home in the semi-finals 10-9 to play in the championship game.
Branson had five players named to the All-Tournament Team, Pitchers Daniel Bott and Sam Perez, Shortstop Tyler Whiteis, Outfielder Parker O'Dell, and Utility Player Cody Hull.
Branson will next play in a tournament in Topeka, Kansas beginning Thursday.
The Branson Summer Baseball team joins two other area teams as part of the Final Four of the Springfield Holiday Tournament. Branson edged out Independence Hi-Boy 5-4 to advance to today's semi-finals joining Springfield Hillcrest and Willard. Mountain Home rounds out the final four with today's Semi-final match-ups at Meador Park to feature Willard and Hillcrest at 9:00 followed by Branson and Mountain Home at 11:30. The Tournament Championship Game will be played at 2:00.