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Lumber Company had a tough weekend going 1-2 in the May 24th USSSA "D" qualifier in Joliet. It was a weekend when the LoCo bats never really got going. Lumber Co. opened the tourney strong with a 10 run rule victory, knocking off Payroll One, from Montgomery, IL, 14-4 in five innings. LoCo's second game was a 10-8 loss to Money, who were from Elmwood, IL. LoCo had several chances to take the lead in this game but never really capitalized. Finally Lumber Co. was knocked out of the tourney by a young Northbeach Wildmen team, from Downers Grove,IL, by a final score of 6-5. This game could have been the LoCo's worst hitting performance in a couple years. Having good weekend's for the Lumber Co. were Eric Boe hitting .889; Kenny Wallace, .625; Matt Wallace, .556; Matt Staab, .556 and Scott Munday, .500. This weekend was just one of those weekend's, the Lumber Co. look to get the bats back on track for our next game, which is Tuesday night at 8:30pm on field #1 against rival D'arcy.
Lumber Co. opens the May 24th and 25th USSSA "D" Qualifier in Joliet on Saturday morning at 9:00am on field #5 against Payroll One from Montgomery, IL. A win at 9:00am would give Lumber Company a 11:00am second round game. There are 13 teams in this weekend's USSSA "D" tournament action. *click on this article's headline to display the entire tournament bracket.
In JPD Tuesday night "B" league action Lumber Company dropped a close game to Glory Day's (Ken's Beverage) by a final score of 18-14. This was a close game the entire night but in the end Ken's Beverage was too much. Lumber Company can keep their heads up even in defeat, showing they could hang around with the best USSSA "B" team in the state. Leading the LoCo in this contest was Matt Wallace (SS), 4-4, 1 HR, 5 RBIS and Eric Boe (LF), 3-4, 1 HR, 5 RBIs. Kenny Wallace pitched a good game holding an explosive Ken's offense to 18 runs as well as providing a few web gems at balls rocketed back up the middle. LoCo's next game is Friday night at 8:30pm on field #6 against a different Ken's Beverage team. This game will be a tune-up for this weekend's USSSA "D" Qualifier in Joliet.
In JPD Tuesday night "B" league action the Lumber Co. scored 22 runs on 29 hits but that was not enough, as Uncle Richies knocked off the LoCo by a final score of 30-22. In a high scoring game, it was Richies clutch 2 out hitting and Lumber Co.'s lack of it that made the difference. Having good nights for the Lumber Co. were Ryan Nurczyk, 5-5, 1 HR, 1 3B and 6 RBIs; Brad Walsh, 3-4, 1 BB, 2 HRs and 6 RBIs; Bret Petersen, 4-5, 3 RBIs; Eric Boe, 4-4, 1 BB; Jeff Behun 3-4, 2 RBIs and Jim Lesnik 3-4. Lumber Company's next game is Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 on field #2 against Glory Days (Ken's Beverage).
Lumber Coompany opened Joliet Park District Friday night "B" league play with their second 4 inning, 15 run rule victory in a row. The final score was Lumber Company 23, Sharp Sports/Larsen's 8. The LoCo hammered out 28 hits in the 4 inning contest. Lumber Company hitting stars were Ryan Nurczyk (RC), 4-4, 2 HRs, 2 3Bs and 6 RBIs; Eric Boe (LC)who was 4-4, hitting for the cycle, with his HR being a grand slam; Scott Munday (C) 4-4, 3 RBIs and Brad Walsh (2B) homered and drove in 2 runs. Lumber Company's next game is Tuesday night against familiar foe Uncle Richies at 9:30 on field #1.