Lumber Co. finishes 5th in USSSA "D" State Tournament

Posted by Robert Munday on Aug 19 2003 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019
Lumber Company finished 5th in the 68 team USSSA "D" Illinois State Tournament. Lumber Co. went 4-2 on the weekend in route to the fifth place hardware. Lumber Company opened the tournament with a 20-7 run rule win over Baisch Construction from Joliet, IL. Leading the LoCo offense this game was B.Walsh, 4-4, 3 RBIs; B.Munday, 4-4, 2 RBIs, E.Boe, 3-3, 1 BB, 2 RBIs; M.Wallace, 2-2, 3 RBIs and B. Petersen homered. Lumber Co.'s opponent in game two was Fudrucker's from Addison, IL. Lumber Co. kept with their winning ways and defeated Fudrucker's by a final score of 11-9. LoCo hitting stars were J.Lesnik, 3-3, 3 RBIs; B.Petersen, 3-3 and J.Filas 2-2. Lumber Co. squared off against Joltin' Joe's from Waukegan, IL in game number 3. This game saw the Lumber Company bats heat up as they clobbered Joltin' Joe's by a final score of 21-2 in a 4 inning 15 run rule victory. Leading the Lumber Co. attack with 3 hits each were B.Petersen, E.Boe, B.Munday, M.Staab and K.Wallace. Lumber Company's 4th and final game on Saturday was against Cold Beer from Champaign, IL. Cold Beer came into this game with a perfect 9-0 record in 2003 USSSA play. That however would change as the LoCo bats stayed hot and the Lumber Co. would win another run rule victory 11-1 in 5 innings. Leading the offense in this game was J.Lesnik, 3-3, 2 RBIs; J.Behun, 3-3; B.Walsh, 2-2, 2 BBs; M.Staab, 2-2, 1 BB; E.Boe, 3-4, 1 HR, 4 RBIs; R.Nurczyk 2-3 and J.Filas, 2-3. Coming into Sunday the Lumber Co. was confident having never trailed and inning in there 4 games on Saturday. However the new day saw the LoCo bats cool off. Lumber Company's first game Sunday was against Carlson Intermodal from Rockford, IL. This game was all Carlson as they won by a final of 12-2 in 6 innings. The lone LoCo bright spot was a 3-3 game by J.Filas. Lumber Co.'s 6th game of the tournament was against Slugs from Aurora, IL. In this game Lumber Co. had some good scoring chances but could never get the big hit to really have an inning. This would come back to haunt the LoCo as they would fall 10-6 to Slugs, who would go on to eventually win the State Championship. LoCo's top hitters in this game were E.Boe, 4-4, 2 RBIs; J.Lesnik 3-3 and M.Wallace 1-1, 2 BBs. Though the Lumber Co. was looking for a State Championship, 5th place out of 68 teams is something to be proud of. Top Lumber Company hitters for the weekend were J.Lesnik, .786, 8 RBIs; E.Boe, .750, 1 HR, 14 RBIs; J.Filas, .647, 6 RBIs; B.Walsh, .625, 5 BBs; M.Wallace, .571, 6 RBIs; B.Petersen, .562; R.Nurczyk, .526, 6 RBIs; B.Munday, .526 and M.Staab, .500. Lumber Company's next game will be in the Great Lakes USSSA "D" National Tournament, Saturday, August 30th , in Milford, OH. The bracket for the tournament should be released later this week. *click on this article's headline for all the results of USSSA IL "D" State Tourneyimage


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