Shamrocks improve to 14-4 as they tie for 3rd place at Dick Tracy

May 23, 2007

Aurora, IL

Shamrocks improve to 14-4 as they tie for 3rd place at Dick Tracy

Aurora, IL

The Aurora Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks improve to 14-4 for the 2007 season as they tied for 3rd place at the Dick Tracy tournament in Rockford, IL this past weekend.  Congratulations to the Bloomington Stix who won the tournament. 

The Shamrocks were led by 29 year-old Samoan hurler Jason Iuli.  Iuli battled hard for Aurora, throwing all five games on the weekend.  On Saturday, Iuli held runner-up Blackhawk Pride to only two runs in their opening game (both runs scored in the first inning) before holding the hard-hitting Rice Creek Lightning to only 4 runs in two games.  Iuli started strong on Saturday allowing only 3 runs to the Goshen Gators, before running out of gas against champion Bloomington Stix in the semi-final game. 

The Shamrocks offensive attack was led by newcomer, Camden Decker.  Although stats are currently unavailable, Camden entered the semi-final game an impressive 8x11 with a number of big hits and key RBIs for the weekend.  Other offensive standouts include newcomer, PJ McKinney, third baseman Adam Perkins, first Baseman Dave Schuett, and the veteran, John “Wildman” Sudges.  Aurora regretfully notes that Dave Schuett was struck in the face by an errant throw during our match up with Goshen.  Schuett suffered a fracture from his tooth down to the jaw bone and will be out for 4 weeks.  We wish him a fast and full recovery. 

On a more positive note, Aurora looks forward to Juan Potolicchio and Jonas Mach joining Iuli on the mound this weekend in Walcott, IA.  The Shamrocks will also welcome the return of slugger, Mike Armitage to their line-up this weekend.  Aurora will play all pool play at Victory Park this weekend (schedule below):

Friday, May 25th
7:45pm vs. Thomson, IL

Saturday, May 26th
9:00am vs. Midwest Stampede
1:00pm vs. Albaugh Inc
3:00pm vs. New Image

Sunday, May 27th
10:00am Single elimination tournament begins (top 2 teams from each pool)

Dave Perkins


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