Lumber Company Wins Joliet Spring Tourney
Lumber Company opened the 2008 season by winning the 12 team Joliet Spring Training Tournament, going 4-1 in route to the tournament title. For their 1st place finish Lumber Company took home the $400 first prize. The Lumber Company game scores were as follows.
Game 1: Lumber Co. 12, Vito's 1
Game 2: Lumber Co. 14, Peanut Butter Jelly 11
Game 3: Lumber Co. 9, Ken's Beverage/Shockers 4
Game 4: Young Guns 12, Lumber Co. 2
Game 5: Lumber Co. 7, Young Guns 6
With the wind blowing in most of the day, it was a mix of timely hitting, good pitching by Kenny Wallace and a strong defense (which turned 6 double plays) that lead the Lumber Co. to the tourney crown. Leading the LoCo offense for the weekend were J.Filas, .857, 5 RBIs; K.Nahs, .733, 8 RBIs, 2 HRs; T.Giese, .727; M.Narducci, .687, 5 RBIs; M.Wallace, .611; B.Strum, .500, 7 RBIs, 1 HR and M.Baranski, .500.
Lumber Company's next tournament, the Joliet USSSA "D" NIT at the Inwood Sports Complex, is this coming weekend - April 26th and 27th.