The 13U lads took second place at the Fox Valley Freedom Fest on May 8th. The Cougars were perfect in pool play by besting the North Shore Elite 16 to 1 and Team DeMarini - Black 13 to 3. After pool play teams were seeded and divided into Gold and Silver brackets and the Cougars earned a first seed berth into the Gold bracket. The boys defeated the Glenview Blaze in the semi-final by a score of 7 to 4. The Cougars had 9 hits and no errors in the contest. In the championship game the Cougars fell to the Pro Player Hurricances from McHenry, Illinois.