Results from Palm Springs

May 21, 2007

Palm Springs, CA

Pool Play results from Palm Springs
 by Nate Devine


Circle Tap-6

Young Bucks- 0

WP- McKenzie



Bakersfield Lumberkings- 1

IAC- 3

WP- Price

LP- Strang


Lumberkings- 2

Circle Tap- 4


LP- Egerden


Panteras- 1

Vancouver Grey Sox- 3

WP- Mayson

LP- Pyle


Panteras- 1

River City Rockers- 8

WP- Gasper

LP- Blackburn


River City Rockers- 1

So Cal Tribes- 8

WP- Perkins

LP- Milligan


Mexicali- 0

Pueblo Bandits- 13

WP- Manley

LP- Vasquez



Mexicali- 0

Portland DeMarini- 8

WP- Pidcock

LP- Marquez


Young Bucks- 0

Pueblo- 9

WP- Hillhouse

LP- Dondero


Young Bucks- 0

IAC- 8




A1/Taylor Farms- 3

SoCal Bombers- 5

WP- Whitten

LP- Drotzman


IAC- 2

Pueblo Bandits- 3

WP- Hillhouse

LP- Thompson


SoCal Bombers- 1

Houston Aces- 3

WP- Luster

LP- Peeples


River City Rockers- 1

SoCal Bombers- 8

WP- Whitten

LP- Gasper


River City Rockers- 2

Houston Aces- 4




A1 Taylor- 1

River City Rockers- 8

WP- Jordan

LP- Drotzman


Panteras- 7

A1 Taylor- 9

WP- Barnes

LP- Parra


Circle Tap- 1

Portland DeMarini- 4

WP- Anderson

LP- McKenzie


Lumberkings- 4

Portland DeMarini- 5

WP- Pidcock

LP- Egerdeen


So Cal Tribes- 0

Houston Aces- 3

WP- Valdez

LP- Perkins


SoCal Tribes- 1

Vancouver Grey Sox- 6

WP- Underhill

LP- Patterson



A1 Taylor- 2

Vancover Grey Sox- 4

WP- Smith

LP Drotzman




Consolation Bracket Championships



Panteras- 3

Young Bucks- 9


LP- Pyle


A1 Taylor- 1

River City Rockers- 8

WP- Jordan

LP- Drotzman


Young Bucks- 2

Lumberkings- 3

WP- Strang

LP- Martinez





River City Rockers- 4

Lumberkings- 5

WP- Egerden

LP- Milligan


Lumberkings Win Consolation Bracket

Championship Sunday Results
Vancouver Grey Sox- 13
WP- Smith
Portland- 2
SoCal Bombers- 6
WP- Whitten
LP- Piechnik
Houston Aces-0
Circle Tap- 7
LP- Luster
SoCal Tribes- 0
Pueblo Bandits- 1
LP- Perkins
SoCal Bombers- 2
Circle Tap- 10
WP- Bramwell
LP- Tilley
Pueblo Bandits- 0  
Vancouver Grey Sox- 7
WP- Underhill
LP- Manley
Championship (8 innings)
Circle Tap-7
Vancouver Grey Sox- 8
LP- Bramwell
Most Valuable Player- Kyle Magnussen
Most Valuable Pitcher- Nick Underhill
Note: Pueblo Bandits receive ISC birth

Nate Devine

AND, earlier today:

Partial Results from Bombers Tournament

Report from Pueblo team:
Pueblo Bandits 3
Billy Hillhouse W
Cody Thompson L
Pueblo Bandits 13
Mexicalli 0
Regan Manley W
Pueblo Bandits 9
Young Bucks 0
Billy Hillhouse W
Bandits get number 1 seed in Pool
Pueblo Bandits 1
SoCal Tribe 0
Regan Manley W
Sonny Perkins L
9 Inning game
Vancouver Gray Sox 7
Pueblo Bandits 0

the game with Vancouver Gray Sox was a very good game until the bottom of the 5th when Regan Manley had to come out with heat and dehydration problems and Billy Had to leave early Sunday so they scored 5 and our right fielder.
Nick Underhill got the win.

AND from Vancouver:


Vancouver Grey Sox Win So Cal Invitational in Palm Springs

Monday, May 21, 2007

Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Grey Sox defeated Circle Tap 8-7 in extra innings in the
Final, to win the So Cal Bombers' Tournament in Palm Springs
on the weekend.
Nick Underhill was the WP, 1B Derek Mayson had a clutch 2R HR in the 7th,
and C Brian Banner drove in the winning run in the 8th. Grey Sox results:


Championship Game (8 innings)

Grey Sox 8
Circle Tap 7

W.P. Nick Underhill
L.P. Collin McKenzie


Grey Sox 7
Pueblo, Colorado 0

W.P. Nick Underhill
L.P. Regan Manley


Grey Sox 13
IAC of CA 0

W.P. Rick Smith
L.P. Cody Thompson


Game #3
Grey Sox 6
So Cal Tribe 1

W.P. Nick Underhill
L.P. Grant Patterson

Game #2
Grey Sox 4
Taylor Farms, CA 0

W.P. Rick Smith
L.P. Dave Drotzman

Game #1
Grey Sox 3
Panteras 1

W.P. Derek Mayson
L.P. Gerald Pyle

The Grey are 10-0 to start the season. Next action is on the June 2-3
weekend when the Sox host Portland DeMarini for a 4 game Super Series at
South Memorial Park in Vancouver. Game times are 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Conrad Margolis
Vancouver Grey Sox

AND from Circle Tap:

Circle Tap in Palm Springs

Monday, May 21, 2007
May 19-20
Palm Springs, CA

The Circle Tap men's fastpitch team kicked off the 2007 campaign in Palm
Springs, CA over the weekend going 4-2(4-2 overall) good enough for a 2nd
place finish. You probably don't need a weather report but it was HOT.
Upper 90's into the low 100's for all the games. Overall a very
successful tournament that allowed us to get our new guys some at bats and
they showed what they are capable of. We did not have any pickup players
this weekend but were missing Paul Algar, Frankie Perez, Kevin Reichardt,
Todd Malnory, and Jamie Knudson, we did lose Chris DeLarwelle and Tim
Jorgensen in the 6th inning of the semi-final due to early flights.
Let's get to the action:

Game 1
10AM Saturday

#8 Circle Tap 6 Young Bucks(Santa Barbara, CA) 0
YB 0 2 0
CT 6 5 0
CT kicked off the season with the 23U ASA champs in the Young Bucks. CT
got things rolling in the bottom half of the 2nd inning when Tim Jorgensen
drew a walk followed by a Chad Ferguson walk and then Kyle VanAbel
delivered a two RBI triple. Bryan Hansen walked and then Steve Schucker
grounded into a fielder's choice allowing VanAbel to score for a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth VanAbel drew a one out walk, Hansen picked up
a base hit moving VanAbel to 3rd and then Steve Schucker flew to center
picking up a sac fly RBI. In the 5th Matt Bramwell smashed a one out
triple and would later score on a passed ball for a 5-0 advantage. In the
6th, Chad Ferguson led off with a base hit, stole 2nd and would later
score on a passed ball. Bramwell got the opening day start and worked a
masterful game allowing just two hits and striking out 19 walking none.
WP:Matt Bramwell 19K 0BB 2H
LP:Anthony Martinez 7K 6BB 5H

Game 2
Noon Saturday

#8Circle Tap 1 #15Portland/deMarini(Portland, OR) 4 (6innings, time limit)
PD 4 7 2
CT 1 4 1
This was a very frustrating game. Even though we had only 4 hits we left
9 men on base due to a few walks and a couple errors. Portland pitcher
Bricklin Andersen got some big outs when he needed them leaving a pair on
in the 1st, 2nd and 6th and loaded in the 3rd. Portland grabbed a 3-0
lead in the 2nd inning as Rob Gehrke and Rod Rainey drew one out walks,
Randy Potskin reached on an error scoring a run and then with two out Ryan
Daley knocked in a pair. Portland added another in the 5th Daley scored
after reaching on a fielder's choice on a Jesse Duncan base hit. CT would
get on the board in the bottom half of the 6th when Tom Crouch led off
with a base hit, Tim Jorgensen followed with a base hit, after a strike
out Kyle VanAbel knocked in Crouch but a ground out and strike out
stranded the other two runners.
WP:Bricklin Andersen 12K 4BB 4H
LP:Collin McKenzie 4K 4BB 7H

Game 3
4PM Saturday
#8Circle Tap 4 Lumberkings(CA) 2
CT 4 7 2
LK 2 5 1
The Tappers came right out in the top of the first and grabbed two runs as
Steve Schucker led off the game with a walk followed by a Kyle Magnusson
base hit. Chris DeLarwelle then walked to load the bases Matt Bramwell
came up with an RBI single but Magnusson was gunned down at the plate.
Tom Crouch followed with an RBI single to take a 2-0 lead. The
Lumberkings came back in the bottom half to make it a 2-1 game as Chris
Baker, Jon Nimmo, and Tim Hunt all picked up base hits. The Lumberkings
would even the game in the 2nd as Trevor Knight picked up a one out double
and would later score on an error. CT came right back in the top of the
3rd as DeLarwelle drew a one out walk, Bramwell was hit by a pitch and
with two out, Tim Jorgensen picked up an RBI single. It would stay a 3-2
game until the top of the 7th when Schucker picked up a one out base hit
and Kyle Magnusson followed with an RBI double. Magnusson was 3x4.
WP:Collin McKenzie 4IP 5K 0BB 4H
S: Matt Bramwell 3IP 6K 1BB 1H
LP:Mike Egerden 7K 3BB 7H

There were 14 teams in the tournament broken down to two pools of 7. Each
of the pools sent the top 4 teams to a single elimination bracket. With a
2-1 record and allowing 6 runs we earned the #4 seed in our bracket so we
face the top seed of the other bracket.

Game 4
10AM Sunday
#8Circle Tap(4seed) 7 #23Houston Aces(Houston, TX)(1 seed) 0
CT 7 11 0
HA 0 4 1
This was a quiet game until the 3rd when Chad Ferguson led off with a base
hit, followed by base hits by Kyle VanAbel and Bryan Hansen. Steve
Schucker would ground out but knock in a run. It remained a 1-0 game
until the 6th inning when the CT bats finally came unglued. Schucker led
off with a base hit, after a fly out, Chris DeLarwelle picked up a base
hit followed by a Matt Bramwell RBI single and then Tom Crouch found a gap
in right center for a 2RBI triple and scored himself as the CF had trouble
handling the ball. CT leads 5-0. In the 7th, Kyle Magnusson drew a one
out walk and then Chris DeLarwelle unleashed his first 2 run bomb of the
season. DeLarwelle 2x3 HR 2RBI, Bramwell 2x4 RBI, Crouch 2x4 3B 3RBI.
WP:Collin McKenzie 6K 0BB
LP:Terry Luster 6K 2BB

Game 5
Noon Sunday Semi-Final
#8Circle Tap 10 #7SoCal Bombers(Yucaipa, CA) 2 6innings
SC 2 3 0
CT 10 13 1
The Tapper offense kept rolling right into the first inning with this game
chalking up 3 first inning runs. Steve Schucker led off the game with a
triple followed by an RBI base hit by Kyle Magnusson. Chris DeLarwelle
followed with a base hit moving Magnusson to 3rd who would score on a wild
pitch, moving DeLarwelle to 2nd and he would later score on a Tom Crouch
ground out. The Bombers game back in the bottom half with a run of their
own as Adam LaLonde drew a lead off walk and would later score on a Darren
Box sac fly. CT made it a 4-1 game in the 3rd when DeLarwelle smashed his
2nd home run of the season, this time a lead off solo blast. The Tappers
tacked on two more in the 4th as Kyle VanAbel smashed his first home run
in the "bigs." Bryan Hansen then drew a walk and would score on a Steve
Schucker double making it a 6-1 game. In the 5th Matt Bramwell crushed
his 1st home run of the season making it 7-1. CT tacked on 3 more in the
6th as Schucker led off with a base hit, Magnusson walked, DeLarwelle
picked up an RBI single, Bramwell followed with an RBI single and then Tom
Crouch hit into a double play but another run scored making it 10-1.
SoCal made it a 10-2 game in the bottom half as Adam LaLonde led off with
a base hit and moved to 2nd on a passed ball and scored on a Chad
Ghostkeeper single. Matt Bramwell kept the very potent Bomber offense in
check allowing just 3 hits. Schucker 3x3 2B,3B DeLarwelle 3x4 HR 2RBI,
Bramwell 2x4 HR 2RBI, VanAbel 2x3 HR RBI.
WP:Matt Bramwell 6K 1BB
LP:Darrel Tilley 4IP 7R 2K 2BB 9H
Tony Peeples 2IP 3R 0K 2BB 4H

Game 6
2PM Sunday Finals
#8Circle Tap 7 #9Grey Sox(Vancouver, BC) 8 8innings
GS 8 11 1
CT 7 9 3
This was a frustrating game. This was ours and we let it slip away, but
give credit to the talented Vancouver team for coming back and taking the
championship game. CT would talley 4 first inning runs keeping the
offense hot. Steve Schucker led off the bottom half with a base hit, Kyle
Magnusson followed with a base hit, Tom Crouch then squared to bunt them
over however a bad throw to first allowed him to reach. Matt Bramwell
then drew a bases loaded walk. With one out Chad Ferguson flew out
driving in a run and Darren Derricks picked up a base hit making it 4-0.
The Grey Sox made it a 4-1 game in the 4th as Doug Cain and Kevin
Schellenberg picked up two out base hits and then a CT error allowed Cain
to score. In the top of the 5th Vancouver tacked on two runs. Brian
Banner led off reaching on an error all the way to 3rd. Calem Gardner
then singled him in. Starting pitcher Collin McKenzie then moved to left
field and Matt Bramwell came on to pitch. After a sac by Trevor Johnstone,
Rob Giesbrecht then knocked in Gardner making it 4-3. The CT offense got
back together and got the two runs back in the bottom of the 5th as Chad
Ferguson picked up a base hit stole 2nd, moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and
then with two out Bryan Hansen hit his first home run of his career in the
"bigs" making it 6-3. Vancouver added a run in the 6th as Rosy picked up
a two out double and moved to third on an error and then was knocked in by
Brian Banner. In the top of the 7th trailing 6-4, a walk, strike out and
then Derek Mayson hit a two run bomb down the right field line evening the
score. In the bottom half Matt Bramwell hit a ball on the 3rd base side
of Vancouver pitcher Nick Underhill made an outstanding play to throw him
out. Kyle VanAbel picked up a base hit and then with two out Darren
Derricks smashed a line drive right up the middle and Underhill made the
grab to end the threat. In the top of the 8th, international tie breaker
in effect, Collin McKenzie moved back in to pitch. After a fly out and
strike out the tie breaker runner moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored
on a Brian Banner base hit. Gardner and Johnston followed with base hits
making it 8-6. In the bottom half, Bryan Hansen drew a walk and then
McKenzie executed a perfect sac bunt moving the runners to 2nd and 3rd.
After a strike out Magnusson picked up an infield hit, driving in a run
but that would be it. Final 8-7.
Magnusson 3x5, Hansen 2x4 HR 2RBI.
WP:Nick Underhill 8IP 9K 4BB
LP:Collin McKenzie 5IP 5K 1BB 5R 4ER 7H
Matt Bramwell 3IP 1K 1BB 3R 2ER 4H

Circle Tap will be hosting the WI Classic League this weekend. Games
start at 6 Friday night and the last one is at 2 on Sunday.

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