But Rosa came up with a huge two-run single in the first and Webb threw a gem to give the Rams not only their 12th state title but their first undefeated season.
“He was going to be a little rusty we thought,” Turner said of Webb. “He didn't have great command of his curveball, but he's just a gamer. He found a way.”
Norman North got to Webb only briefly, with a bunt hit followed by a pair of sacrifices to score in the first.
The Timberwolves (27-9) managed two more hits, but neither runner advanced past first base.
Norman North got solid pitching for the most part, but the Rams were able to take full advantage of a pair of Timberwolves errors to score four of their runs.
In the first, Jonah Bride reached on an error that eventually helped give Rosa a chance to bat in the inning.
Leading 3-1, the Rams added two runs in the fifth after O'Brien's line single to right skipped under Norman North right fielder Nick Basquine's glove.
Basquine initially held up his hands to indicate the ball was stuck in the fence, but as umpires walked toward the outfield, Basquine came in clutching the ball.
After a brief discussion, both Jonah Bride, who started the play at first, and O'Brien were allowed to score.
O'Brien was 3 for 4 with three runs scored.
After many players had left the field, Webb remained near home plate, lying on his back making “snow” angels in the dirt.
“God has blessed us. It's a great feeling,” Webb said. “We just play together like a family.”