2009 Windy City Invitational Part 2
News, notes and pics of other teams in the Windy City tournament
Showcase played ok, never gave up. Left fielder made the diving catch of the tournament against Resmondo's Dedonatis.
O&S got their money's worth and handed Combat USA a big loss. They also played well against Long Haul. O&S picked up Alex Lavorico and Kathem Martin but played without Chaun Demars.
Linedrive also beat Combat USA but lost an unexpected one against EWS.
Pipac again had a great seed and used it to finish tied for 9th. The highlite win was a 20 run inning that beat AJS.
Suncoast and Combat USA had rough weekends.
Hubs Pub couldn't pull off their normal upsets.
AJS's defense cost them two one run games.
Detroit's Own, Mobil One, and TCP all struggled to 1-2 finishes. TCP did have a nice game against Dan Smith although they lost.
Alex Lavorico returned to Conference play for O&S
Keith Martin "Kmart" was playing with Pipac. Nice pickup.
Billy Moore was back in center field for AJS
Showcase played 7 innings against Resmondo which is more than you can say for most teams
Championship umpires gather before the finals
Future Conference umpire Tommy Thompson (left) talks to Doc (right)
Pipac's Ron Fields hits a bases loaded single to cap a 20 run inning against AJS
Detroit's Own shortstop Charlie Anderson? may have to join the prospect list soon
Wisconsin Worth gets a walk off single with two outs in the 7th
Detroit's Own Brian Matelic takes a swing
Coop, Stafford, and Rick discuss bat testing?
"I just hit two doubles in a row, I must be drunk"
Anyone need a great manager? "Coach K" is still on the sidelines.
Here is a link to the Computer Rankings:
Here is a link to Lamas (Joel Craig) picture gallery for Windy City:
Here is a link to all of Joels pictures:
Here is a link to my picture gallery for Windy City:
Here is a link to the Windy City tournament info, bracket, and stats when ready:
Here is a link to the tournament #12 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota when ready:
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