LoCo Finishes 3-2 in MN USSSA National Tourney

Posted by Robert Munday on Sep 04 2005 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019
Lumber Company finished 3-2 in the USSSA "D" Great Lakes National Tournament in Blaine, MN. That was good for a top 20 finish, 17th place, from the 63 team field from 4 states (IL, MN, IA and WI). Lumber Company came out flat opening the tourney with a 6-5 loss against Moose/Rock Stars from Minnesota. That loss ended the Lumber Co.'s Saturday and they would have to wait until Sunday morning to get back at it. Sunday's opener was against Kwik Star from Iowa. Lumber Co. took an early lead in this game and never gave it up winning by a final of 11-8. Game number 3 was against another Minnesota team, named Fury. The LoCo bats woke up in this game pounding out 22 runs on 29 hits defeating the local team by a final of 22-8. In game number 4 the LoCo bats remained red hot pounding out 22 runs on 29 hits for the second straight game, defeating Zimmerman's from Iowa by a 22-3 final. Lumber Co.'s 5th game of the tourney was against the Illinois "C" and Elite "D" State Champs, Dirtbags from Aurora. Well in this game the Lumber Co. bats went cold and Dirtbags hammered the ball all over the field winning by a final score of 18-3 and showing why they won a couple state championships this year. The Lumber Co. again battled back from a round 1 loss and made a respectable showing against some very good out of state teams. Way to battle for a second straight weekend fellas. Leading the Lumber Co. offense for the weekend were T.Giese, .714, 9 RBIs; B.Munday, .625; E.Boe, .600, 6 RBIs; J.Lesnik, .571; J.Behun, .556, 6 RBIs; M.Staab, .500, 9 RBIs and J.Filas, .500, 9 RBIs. Lumber Company's next games are in the NSA "D" World Tournament in Indianapolis, IN over the September 16th-18th weekend. *click on this articles headline to view the entire tournament's results


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