july2007

CT at Boys of Summer

July 10, 2007

Denmark, WI


July 6-8
Denmark, WI


The Circle Tap Fastpitch team had another up and down weekend going
2-2(19-9 overall) and dropping out of our own tournament in the
quarter-finals in heartbreaking fashion two years in a row. The crowds
were very nice Friday and Saturday, weather reached into the 90's and was
very humid and sunny. Full team minus Paul Algar who has yet to be
cleared to play and Darren Derricks still on the DL.
Overall, a very successful weekend with loads of great comments from the
teams that say they look forward to this tournament each year. We try to
get as many top level teams as possible from as many regions so that teams
get to see some new competition and friends that they might see on teams
from out of their area. It's truely an honor to have this many quality
teams want to come back year in and year out and enjoy the big tournament
feel. It has a WT feel as scores from other diamonds are updated over the
PA and hearing the crowd gasp or clap as scores are released.

Here are the CT results:

#8Circle Tap 1 #19Dolan&Murphy(Aurora,IL) 3
CT 1 4 2 6
DM 3 4 0 5
This is the 2nd time in as many tries as Dolan pitcher Juan Pottoluccio
has stuffed the CT offense. However, CT took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd on a
big HR into the trees by Kyle VanAbel. DM came back in the bottom half as
Mike Armitage led off with a walk, Luis Saldana was hit by pitch, Brian
Tobin reached on an error to load the bases, after a K and a fly out Adam
Perkins was hit by a pitch driving in a run and a 1-1 game. Dolan took
the lead in the 3rd as PJ McKinney led off with a base hit, Camden Decker
singled and with two out Brian Tobin smashed a double off the wall scoring
a run but a perfect relay 9-4-2 got Armitage at the plate who had reached
on a fielder's choice. CT made a pitching change in the bottom of the 5th
bringing in Collin McKenzie. PJ McKinney led off with a base hit, after a
pair of strikeouts Saldana hit a routine ball that went through and
allowed a run to score. VanAbel 2x3 HR
WP:Juan Pottoluccio 13K 3BB
LP:Matt Bramwell(8-2) 4IP 3R 1ER 6K 2BB 2HP
Collin McKenzie 2IP 0R 0ER 4K 0BB

Game 2
5PM Saturday, 6:30 start
#8Circle Tap 7 #12Explorers(Midland, MI) 2
ME 2 8 1 8
CT 7 11 2 9
The Tappers came to play on Saturday. In the 1st, Kevin Reichardt picked
up a one out base hit, followed by a Chris DeLarwelle double, Frankie
Perez hit into a fielder's choice which allowed a run to score and a 1-0
advantage. In the 2nd Tim Jorgensen hit a solo lead off homer. The
Tappers would tack on 5 more in the 3rd as Perez lead off with a base hit
followed by a Steve Schucker base hit, Tom Crouch reached on a fielder's
choice and Jorgensen drew a walk to load the bases. With two outs Chad
Ferguson walked and drove in a run, Kyle Magnusson reached on an error
that scored a run, Reichardt singled in two more and DeLarwelle knocked in
another on a base hit. Trailing 7-0, Midland got things going with two
out in the 5th as Todd Schultz singled, Craig Crawford doubled him in and
Steve Horning reached on an error bringing in another run.
Reichardt 2x4, DeLarwelle 2x3 2B, Perez 2x4, Schucker 2x3, VanAbel 1x2 3B
WP:Matt Bramwell(9-2) 5.1IP 6K 1BB
Collin McKenzie 1.2IP 1K 0BB
LP:Doug Sleep with relief from Mike Joseph

#8Circle Tap 6 #16Quad City Sox(Davenport, IA) 3
QC 3 7 1 4
CT 6 10 0 8
Circle Tap grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 1st as Kevin Reichardt was hit by a
pitch, stole 2nd moved to 3rd on a Chris DeLarwelle base hit and scored on
a Frankie Perez ground out. The Tappers expanded the lead to 3-0 in the
2nd as Tim Jorgensen picked up a 1 out base hit. With two out Chad
Ferguson singled and Kyle Magnusson picked up a 2RBI base hit. In the top
of the 3rd Quad City evened the game as Siokos led off with a triple,
Willert walked, Schleb picked up a 2RBI double and then Sexton picked up a
one out RBI double. CT regained the lead in the bottom half as Chris
DeLarwelle led off with a base hit and with two out Tom Crouch picked up
an RBI base hit. CT expanded the lead to 5-3 in the 4th as Bryan Hansen
picked up a double, Ferguson sacrificed him over, after a strike out and a
walk DeLarwelle reached on an error driving in a run. The Tappers made it
6-3 in the 5th as Tim Jorgensen picked up a two out double and scored on a
Bryan Hansen base hit.
Magnusson 2x4, DeLarwelle 2x4, Jorgensen 2x3 2B, Hansen 2x3 2B
WP:Collin McKenzie(8-6) 9K 1BB
LP:Farion 4.2IP 6R 4K 2BB 1HP
Al Rebling 1.1IP 1H 2K

With a 2-1 record, CT wins pool D via head to head tie-breaker with Midland

10AM Sunday

#8Circle Tap 7 #13Portland DeMarini(Portland, OR) 8
PD 8 8 0 2
CT 7 9 0 5
I'd have to say this one was one of the more heart-breaking games in front
of our home crowd, we had the lead, fell behind, exploded for a lead and
then gave it all away. Give a real good Portland credit for an exciting
game for all to see.
CT took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd as Steve Schucker drew a one
out walk and Tim Jorgensen followed with a two run shot. After 3 perfect
innings Portland came alive in the 4th as Brian Ree led off with a base
hit and with two out Todd Garcia singled and Rob Gehrke followed with a
2RBI double off the center field wall. It remained a 2-2 game until the
top of the 6th as Chris Waverick hit a one out solo shot. In the bottom
half the CT offense came unglued. With two out, Jorgensen picked up a base
hit, Tom Crouch and Kyle VanAbel picked up infield hits and then Bryan
Hansen smashed a 3RBI triple down the 3rd base line. Kyle Magnusson then
blasted a two run shot for a 7-3 CT lead. Portland, however, was not
done. With one out Rod Rainey crushed a solo shot making it 7-4.
Following a strike out for out number two, the 9 hitter Reich singles,
Brian Ree singles. Jesse Duncan takes two balls and then a pitching
change is made and McKenzie comes on to pitch. Duncan walks and then
Chris Waverick smashes his 2nd home run of the game, this time a grand
slam for an 8-7 lead. CT would get two runners on with no one out but was
unable to score.
Jorgensen 2x4 HR, Crouch 2x3 2B, Hansen 2x3 3B

The Circle Tap team will now head to Aurora, IL for the AFSA Classic with
an abbreviated team for the weekend. 9PM Fridayand 11 and 1 on Saturday.

Zakk
CT Fastpitch
zakkflash@greenbaynet.com

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