Not real pretty in our case although there were some high points. We're mostly a 13yo team but we do have a 14yo pitcher who turned 14 on Wednesday. His dad called Friday night to say that he had warts removed from his hands and couldn't play. He had been selected for the 14u all-star team and I think that team was pressuring him to play for them in the tournament so this may have been a fortunate excuse.
We sent out a decent 13yo pitcher in the first game and he gave up 4 runs in 2 innings against a strong hitting 14yo team. I decided to save his arm and put in a "crafty" lefty type and followed him with a sidearmer who keeps the ball low. That resulted in a mercy after 4-1/2 innings.
We came back the next day against another strong hitting 14yo team and I started my son expecting a repeat of the day before where he'd give up a few runs, we'd be behind and I'd pull him after a couple and save him for Monday. He threw 3 strong innings giving up one run in the first and then lost his command in the 4th hitting a batter with a bases loaded change up. He managed to get out of that inning only giving up one run and then got through the fifth but was clearly done, although he was insisting he could come back on Monday. We managed to tie the game at 2-2 and went into the 7th with that score. One mental error in the field allowed a baserunner and that was too much for the pitcher I had finishing the game and things unraveled pretty quickly and we lost. That team ended up making the finals of the tournament so it was a pretty good game for our kids.
That left us with the consolation game on Monday against the local team who had been given a very soft draw and still lost both games. Before we got a chance to play that game I got a call from our center fielder's dad who informed me that he had tried out for and made a pay to play team and since this was only a consolation game they were quitting right then and there. Of course I had planned to start the centerfielder on the mound in the consolation game. I had no real pitchers left but we still beat the local team handily with solid defense. That was a nice finish because it was a bit of a grudge match and we really wanted to beat them, although it would have been nice if we could have faced them earlier in the tournament and gotten into the semi's as a result.