LoCo finish 4th in the NSA "D" Early Bird

Posted by Robert Munday on May 15 2005 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019
Lumber Company took home 4th place in the NSA "D" Early Bird World Series Qualifier in Kankakee, IL over the weekend of May 14th and 15th. The Lumber Co. finished with a 3-2 record in the tourney. Lumber Company opened the tourney with Dave's Pizza from Bartonville, IL. The LoCo jumped out early in this game with a 10 run top of the first and never looked back winning the game by the 12 run rule in 5 innings with the final score being Lumber Co. 23, Dave's Pizza 8. Lumber Company's second round game had them matched up with Road Dogs from Crystal Lake, IL. Road Dogs came out fast owning a 18-8 lead going into the top of the 5th inning. But in the top of 5 the Lumber Company bats exploded for a 19 run inning giving the LoCo a 27-18 lead after the frame. The Lumber Co. held on winning by a final score of 30-21. In this game the Lumber Co. pounded out 35 hits. Game 3 saw the Lumber Co. matched up with Slick Rick's from Bloomington, IL. With a strong wind blowing out neither team could keep the ball in the park trading runs with each other due to NSA's progressive penalty home run rule. However, in the end Slick Rick's did a better job getting their offense on track despite the conditions beating the Lumber Company by a final score of 19-9. Lumber Co. opened play on Sunday, their 4th game of the tourney, in the Loser's bracket against an always tough Kelly Glass team from Peoria, IL. The Lumber Co. bats were awake, despite the early 8:00am game time, as the Lumber Co. defeated Kelly Glass by the 12 run rule in five innings with the final score of Lumber Co. 25, Kelly Glass 11. The LoCo had 33 hits in this game. Lumber Company's fifth and final game of the tournament was against Squeeze Softball from Arlington Heights, IL. In a game were neither teams offense showed up, Squeeze defeated the Lumber Co. in a very close 6-5 final. The tournament's top four teams were as follows. 1.) Wizards 2.) Slick Rick's 3.) Squeeze Softball 4.) Lumber Company The Lumber Company batted .595 as a team in this tournament averaging 19.4 runs per game. Leading the Lumber Co. offense for the tournament were B.Walsh, .778, 1 HR, 6 RBIs; J.Pool, .700; E.Boe, .692, 1 HR, 7 RBIs; J.Lesnik, .692, 8 RBIs; J.Filas, .692; M.Staab, .667, 12 RBIs; R.Nurczyk, .667, 1 HR, 11 RBIs; T.Giese, .600, 2 HRs; B.Munday .529, 6 RBIs; K.Wallace, .529, 6 RBIs; R.Motta, .500, 6 RBIs and J.Behun, .500. Lumber Company's next game will be on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm against KGB/Mainline on field #6 in Joliet. image


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