LoCo 1-2 in Belvidere Qualifier

Posted by Robert Munday on Jun 29 2003 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019
Lumber Company ventured outside the friendly confines of the Inwood Sports Complex this weekend playing in the Belvidere USSSA "D" Qualifier. LoCo finished the weekend a very disappointing 1-2. Lumber Company opened the tourney with Zebra Enterprises from Manchessey Park, IL. LoCo was missing several regulars this game and it showed as the mix of no hitting and awful defense led to the 19-4 loss. The lone bright spot for the Lumber Co. was M.Wallace's 2-2 performance including 1 HR, 1 2B and 2 RBIs. Despite the game one loss Lumber Co. was feeling confident going in to game 2 adding E.Boe, J.Behun and K.Wallace to their line-up. The game 2 opponent was Big Fish. Big Fish came out swinging putting up 8 runs in the top of the first. LoCo swung right back in the bottom of the first with their first 11 hitters reaching base safely on a combination of 7 hits and 4 walks. LoCo put up 10 runs prior to their first out. LoCo never let up winning the game by the 15 run rule 25-10 in 4 innings. 8 LoCo players had 2 hits or more in this short contest. Game 3 was a rematch against Unishippers from Hainesville, IL, a team the LoCo beat earlier in the year. This game saw another team go up big on the LoCo in the top of the first inning, Unishippers scored 6 runs to start the ball game. LoCo again came right back in their bottom half of the first inning scoring 6 of their own runs to tie the game. However the Unishipper bats stayed hot, where the LoCo struggled to score runs in several innings, a couple which homerun outs killed some possible momentum shifts leading to the final score of Unishippers 18, Lumber Co. 9. Having good tournaments for the Lumber Company were B.Munday hitting .800; R.Nurczyk, .667; E.Boe, .600; J.Behun, .600; J.Lesnik, .556 and M.Wallace, .500. The Lumber Company's next game is Tuesday night at 8:30 on field #3 against Darcy.image


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