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Elite/Grayhounds & MN Prize win in
By Don Bowman
Finally a nice sunny weekend, with no
rain, proved to be fine ingredients for tournament championships for a couple
of local teams! The site was
In mens 50’s major plus play, No. 2 seeded Elite/Grayhounds of Little Canada, stunned the state’s No. 1 rated 50’s powerhouse Kevitt/Ploog 50’s out of Brooklyn Center, in back-to-back games to capture 2008 championship honors. Kevitt was 2-0 in seed games heading into the finals, while Elite was 1-1. Both games were thrillers with Elite nipping the Excavators 32-31 and 35-31 to win a berth in the SSUSA Tournament of Champions in Flordia next spring.
In the mens 55’s/60’s play it was the battle of the Prize Company, with the 60’s Prize Company defeating the 55’s Prize club by five runs in the finals and also winning a berth to the tournament of champions!
Other championship brackets will be listed in this publication in the next issue as scores have yet to be reported by tournament officials.
6’s Wild/WSL Tournament recap
The 6’s Wild/WSL tourney is fast becoming one the top softball events in the midwest! The tourney was broken down into a ‘Upper’ division and ‘Lower’ division. In the very tough upper bracket this past weekend at the Treasure Island Softball Complex (Red Wing), Contractor’s Capital topped the 16-team, star-studded field to win the 2008 championship, taking home the several thousand dollar championship prize package!
CC double dipped
previously No. 1 ranked in the state Redwood/Worth twice in the finals with
30-20 and 13-11 scores. The championship was particularly sweet for CC due to
the fact they lost their opening round game to Salscheiders,
and had to come all the way back to win the title. Finishing a very respectable
third place was T 13’s of
In the 28-team lower
division, DLB/Shirtsandlogo’s defeated
Easton/Hooters/Rockets wins again
The 2nd Annual Thunderboltz
Softball Classic saw the Easton/Hooters/Rockets men’s C club, featuring
legendary Robbie ‘Rocket’ Hortenbach at the wheel,
win the men’s class C championship, and check for over $1,000! That will buy a
Resmondo claims USSSA Major NIT
No surprise in
Hoffman stays hot
The 26-team tournament field boasted some the top mens class D teams in the midwest, many of which will have more opportunities to win D world berths down the road!
The city of
Mosquitoland Classic a week away
Speaking of senior
softball, a reminder that the 6th Annual Mosquitoland
Classic still has openings for men’s 50’s/60’s/65’s/and 70’s tourney May
29-June 1 in Little Canada. Nearly 25 teams are expected from all over the
country. Four games are guaranteed! For info, call 651-490-0045! The tourney is
sponsored by the Softball Players Association out of
J&H/Chanticlear Pizza win in
J&H/Chanticlear Pizza (Woodbury), won
Hennessy running SSUSA
Former Cretin High
graduate Terry Hennessy is now the National Director for Senior Softball
A Class A merger
Fence Brokers Inc. and Laservision, two of better mens class A teams in the nation, have decided to merge teams four weeks into the season. The end result is about 20 pretty good players and sponsors are searching for new teams as we speak, and a lot new traveling schedules are being planned!