Lumber Co. 3rd in NSA D Super NIT

Posted by Robert Munday on Jul 09 2006 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019
Lumber Company took 3rd place in the 5 team NSA "D" Super NIT on Saturday, July 8th. Lumber Company opened the tourney pounding the ball and playing good defense beating Swing Kings in 4 innings by the final score of 18-3. Next up for the LoCo in the winner's bracket championship was Cruiser's from Indiana. This game saw the LoCo fall behind 6-0 in the top of the first and the Lumber Co. was not able to battle back ultimately losing by a final score of 14-10. In their third game of the day Lumber Co. was matched up with Village Pub with the winner getting a shot a Cruiser's and the tournament title. This game was back and forth with the Lumber Co. holding a 13-8 lead after 5 innings and a 2 run lead going into the top of the 7th. However, Village Pub out scored the Lumber Co. 9-3 in the last 2 innings to go on to win by a final score of 17-16. Though the Lumber Co. scored in every inning to go along with a lot of hits (28) and base runners in this game, they could never muster up the big blow to put Village Pub away. For their efforts the LoCo earned a berth to the NSA "D" World Series in Kankakee, IL as well as a 26oz. TPS Catalyst, from tournament Sponsor Lousiville Slugger. Leading the Lumber Co. offense all weekend were T.Giese, .833, 2 HRs, 10 RBIS; A.Blazekovich, .750; J.Filas, .727; R.Nurczyk, .714; M.Wallace, .667, 1 HR, 8 RBIs; J.Behun, .600; B.Munday, .600 and K.Quinn, .583. Lumber Co.'s team batting average was an impressive .615, which usually leads to better results. Lumber Company's next game will be Tuesday, July 11th against Young Guns at 9:30pm in JPD league play. Lumber Company's next tournament will be this Saturday, July 15th in the Godley NSA "D" WSQ. *click on this article's headline to view the entire bracket.


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