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Lumber Company finished in 7th place going 1-3 in the Joliet USSSA "C" Qualifier on Saturday, June 9th. The scores of the Lumber Company's games were as follows. Game 1: Slug's 16, Lumber Co. 10 Game 2: Money 8, Lumber Co. 7 Game 3: Lumber Co. 11, Shoeless Joe's 4 Game 4: Souse's/Rogers Drywall 9, Lumber Co. 4 It was a tough field of teams and the Lumber Co. were in all their games, a little more timely hitting could have resulted in a few more wins. Leading the Lumber Co. offense all tourney were B.Munday, .800; A.Blazekovich, .600; J.Behun, .545; B.Strum, .538, 2 HRs; K.Quinn, .538; M.Staab, .500 and M.Wallace, 2 HRs. Lumber Company's next games are Tuesday, June 12th in JPD league play, a doubleheader against the Squad at 8:30pm and 9:30pm on field #5. Lumber Company's next tourney will be NSA "D" State on the weekend of July 21st and 22nd.. *click on this article's headline to view the entire tourney's results.
Lumber Company softball would like to send congratulations out to Kevin Quinn and his wife Amanda on the birth of their son Timothy Jack (T.J.) Quinn on Sunday, May 20th.
Lumber Co. went 2-2 in the NSA "D" Early Bird World Series Qualifier on Saturday, May 19th. There were 17 teams in the "D" Early Bird Tournament. The scores from the Lumber Co. games were as follows. Game 1: 14 West/KGB 21, Lumber Co. 12 Game 2: Lumber Co. 15, Second Chance 5 Game 3: Lumber Co. 17, Dynasty 10 Game 4: Krush 21, Lumber Co. 16 Leading the Lumber Co. offense all weekend were R.Wilda, .778; B.Walsh, .750; B.Munday, .687, 8 RBIs; R.Motta, .625, 8 RBIs; K.Wallace, .600, 1 HR, 7 RBIs; M.Wallace, .571, 1 HR, 6 RBIs and B.Strum .529, 1 HR, 6 RBIs. Lumber Co.'s next game is in JPD league play on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:30pm against 14 West/KGB on field #1. Lumber Company's next tourney will be a USSSA "C" Qualifier June 9th & 10th in Joliet, IL.
Lumber Company softball would like to send congratulations out to outfielder Mark Blackburn and his wife Janet on the birth of their daughter Rylee Lynn Blackburn.
Lumber Company opened the 2007 season with a 2nd place finish in the 14 team Joliet Spring Training Cash Tournament on Saturday, April 21st. After a first round bye the Lumber Co. went 3-2 in route to their second place finish. For their efforts Lumber Co. earned $200. The scores of the Lumber Co. games were as follows. Game 1: Lumber Co. 20, Poor Boys 1 Game 2: Lumber Co. 18, Squad 8 Game 3: Ken's Beverage/Shockers 16, Lumber Co. 13 Game 4: Lumber Co. 20, Young Guns 15 Game 5: Ken's Beverage/Shockers 15, Lumber Co. 14 After opening with a bye the LoCo short gamed Poor Boys in 4 innings, the final was Lumber Co. 20, Poor Boys 1. In their 2nd game the Lumber Co. had a tough match-up drawing the Squad, who they 10 runned in 5 innings, with the final being LoCo 18, Squad 8. Lumber Co. then faced Ken's Beverage/Shockers in the winner's bracket championship game. Lumber Co. took a one run lead into the top of the seventh and had two outs in the inning before Ken's exploded for 5 runs to take a 4 run lead into the bottom of the 7th. The Lumber Co. could only muster one run in the bottom of the frame to fall by a final of Ken's 16, Lumber Co. 13 and a trip to the loser's bracket. Lumber Company would have to face a very tough Young Guns team to make it to the Championship game and a chance to get another crack at Ken's/Shockers. After trailing early the Lumber Co. bats woke up to defeat Young Guns by 5 runs, final score Lumber 20, Young Guns 15. In the Championship game against Ken's/Shockers the Lumber Co. again took a lead in to the top of the 7th innning, this time by 4 runs, but again Ken's/Shockers rallied some 7th inning offense and scored 6 times to take a 2 run lead into the bottom of the seventh. The LoCo plated only one run in the bottom of the 7th coming up just short to fall by a final score of Ken's 15, Lumber Co. 14. Congrats goes out to Ken's Beverage/Shockers for their tournament title. Leading the Lumber Co. offense for the tourney were M.Blackburn, .833; R.Wilda, .800, 16 RBIs, 1 HR; A.Blazekovich, .750; T.Giese, .750; J.Filas, .667, 10 RBIs; B.Walsh, .636; M.Wallace, .611; B.Munday, .611, R.Motta, .600, 9 RBIs; S.Munday, .571; K.Quinn, .556; M.Staab, .500; B.Strum, 11 RBIs, 2 HRs and K.Wallace, 1 HR. As a team the Lumber Co. hit .603 for the tourney averaging 17 runs per game. It was great weather, a fun tourney and Lumber Co. got a chance to knock of the winter rust against some real quality teams. Lumber Company's next game will be their Joliet Park District Tuesday night league opener on May 8th at 7:30pm on field #6 against Squad. The Lumber Co.'s next tourney will be the NSA "D" Early Bird World Series Qualifier in Kankakee, IL over the weekend of May 19th & 20th.