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Results of Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament - Frankenmuth, MI

July 20, 2007

Frankenmuth, MI

 



Results of the 6th Annual Pete Schwab Memorial
Men's Fastpitch Softball Tournament (ISC II level)
Frankenmuth, MI
July 13-15th, 2007


18 teams fastpitch teams from Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, and Ohio competed in this years Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament held in Frankenmuth, Michigan with Priority Mortgage (Grand Rapids, MI) beating Blenheim Home Run Restaurant (Blenheim, ON) in the finals by the score of 4-0.

Priority Mortgage earned a berth in the finals by beating the Michigan Twisters (Midland, MI) 5-2 in the semi-finals, while Blenheim "fought" the Alvinston Indians (Alvinston, ON) to an emotional 8-4 victory in the other semi-final.

Other playoff teams included Kelder's Poured Walls (Ludington, MI) who lost 5-2 to the Twisters in a first round playoff game and the host team, Up-to-Date Painting (Millington, MI) who were out-hit by Alvinston 10-8. Up-to-Date won a 1-0 sudden-death playoff against the Blues (Hastings, MI) to advance into the playoffs.

MVP pitchers were Duke Vanderark & Tracy Boetsma from Priority Mortgage, each pitcher having 3-0 records. MVP hitter was Rick Rutledge from the Twisters who batted 9 for 12 with 4 walks.

The four-game round robin format draw was made to force match-ups among teams not in the same league and not typically facing each other. A four hour rain delay on Saturday morning forced most of the pool play games to be started in the 3rd inning. I would to extend a sincere thank you to all the teams, fans, players, and umpires (led by UIC Dave Selden) for their patience and good spirit throughout the weekend.

The results after round robin play were as follows:

Bracket A
Priority Mortgage (Grand Rapids, MI) 4-0
Alvinston Indians (Alvinston, ON) 3-1
Michigan Twisters (Roscommon, MI) 2-2
Tiffanys (Frankenmuth, MI) 2-2
Duncan Outlaws (Elkhart, IN) 2-2
HBC Rice Creek Lightning (Battle Creek, MI) 2-2
BCCI (St. Helen, MI) 2-2
Clark Construction (Elkhart, IN) 1-3
Abie's Bar (Eaton Rapids, MI) 0-4

Bracket B
Blenheim Home Run Restaurant (Blenheim, ON) 3-1
Kelder's Poured Walls (Ludington, MI) 3-1
Up-to-Date Painting (Millington, MI) 3-1
The Blues (Hastings, MI) 3-1
Bernie's Tavern (Homer, MI) 2-2
Ashland Merchants (Ashland, ON) 2-2
Windsor Reds (Windsor, ON) 2-2
Communiquest (Midland, MI) 0-4
Prestige Panthers (Elliot Lake, ON) 0-4

POOL PLAY RESULTS

Friday, July 13th

Game 1:
Tiffany's 2
Abies Bar 1
WP: J. Hoover
LP: D. Delano

Game 2
Up-to-Date Painting 10
Communiquest 5
WP: D. Lach in relief
LP: G. Krueger
Notes: Due to an injury, Communiquest was without it's 1st string pitching throughout the tournament
UTD: S. Findlay 2-4, 2 3B, D. Lach 1-3, HR
CQI: Brian Phillips 3-3, Timm Richardson 2-3, 2B

Game 3
The Blues 3
Bernie's Tavern 2
8 innings
WP: R. Nichols
LP: S. Damron

Game 4
Michigan Twisters 2
Kelders 0

Game 5
HBC Rice Creek Lightning 10
BCCI 9
8 innings
WP: S. Kelly in relief
Notes: Trevor Kelly (RC) 2-5, 3B, 4 RBIs
Rice Creek down by 3 in bottom of 7th

Saturday, July 14th

Game 6
Blenheim 5
Ashland 1

Game 7
Duncan Outlaws 3
Abie's Bar 1

Game 8
Priority Mortgage 9
Clark Construction 3

Game 9
Alvinston Indians 4
HBC Rice Creek Lightning 3
WP: B. Blonde (3 IP, 5H, 3R, 3K)
LP: S. Kelly (7 IP, 7H, 4R, 7K)
Notes: Ryan Chapman (Alvinston) 2H, RBI, R
Very long game! RC scored 3 in 7th & left tying run on 2B

Game 10
The Blues 12
Prestige Panthers 2

Game 11
Up to Date Painting 11
Windsor Reds 10
WP: M. Spagnuolo in relief
Notes: Windsor scored 4 in the top of the 8th to take a 10-6 lead. UTD battled back scoring 5 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th for the victory.

Game 12
Priority Mortgage 7
Michigan Twisters 4
WP: D. Vanderark
LP: G. Wright
Notes: Tim Grassmid (PM) 2-2, HR, 4RBI

Game 13
Ashland Merchants 7
Communiquest 3

Game 14
Clark Construction 4
BCCI 3

Game 15
Alvinston Indians 9
Abies Bar 2
WP: B. Blonde (2R, 4H, 7K)
LP: D. Delono (8R, 10H, 2K)
Notes: Mike Black 3R, 2BB, 2B

Game 16
Bernie's Tavern 7
Prestige Panthers 0

Game 17
Windsor Reds 1
The Blues 0

Game 18
HBC Rice Creek Lightning 7
Tiffany's 0
WP: S. Kelly (4IP, 2H, 6K)
LP: J. Hoover
Notes: Jeff Lovell (RC) 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI

Game 19
Michigan Twisters 7
Clark Construction 3

Game 20
BCCI 5
Duncan Outlaws 3
WP: P. Hoisington Jr (3H, 1 ER, 3R, 3K)
LP: L. Bender (5H, 4ER, 5R, 4K)
Notes: Brad Hughey (BCCI) 2-3, 2 RBI, GM 2-run walk-off HR

Game 21
Blenheim 7
Up to Date 0
WP: R. Fawcett
LP: D. Lach

Game 22
Windsor Reds 15
Communiquest 8

Game 23
Priority Mortgage 2
Alvinston Indians 0
WP: Tracy Boetsma
LP: J. Ferguson
Jason Bialalowski (Priority) 2-2, RBI

Game 24
Kelders 6
Ashland Merchants 0
WP: B. Whitman

Sunday July 15th

Game 25
The Blues 9
Communiquest 2

Game 26
BCCI 2
Abie's Bar 1
WP: P. Hoisington Sr (5H, 1ER, 2K)
LP: G. Lampman (3H, 2ER, 1K)
Notes: BCCI J Hoisington 2-2, P Hoisington Jr 1-2, 2B
Abies K. Knox 1-3, HR

Game 27
Tiffany's 6
Clark Construction 0
WP: J. Hoover

Game 28
Up to Date Painting 7
Prestige Panthers 0
WP: M. Spagnuolo

Game 29
Priority Mortgage 9
Duncan Outlaws 0
WP: T. Boetsma
LP: D. Hodge
Notes: Tim Grassmid (Priority) 2-2, HR, 3B, 5 RBI

Game 30
Alvinston Indians 4
Michigan Twisters 3
WP: J. Ferguson
LP: G. Wright
Notes: Very good fastpitch game

Game 31
Blenheim 8
HBC Rice Creek Lightning 0

Game 32
Kelders 6
Windsor Reds 1

Game 33
Ashland Merchants 9
Bernie's Tavern 8
9 innings (2 xtra)
WP: S. Hershey in relief
LP: B. Boyd in relief
Notes: Shane Flinner (Ashland) with 2-run home in top 8th for win
Trevor Urban (Ashland) 2-4, 3B; S. Flinner (Ashland) 3-4, HR
Bryan Boyd (Bernies) 3-4, HR, 2B; J. Sherman (Bernies) 2-4

Game 34
Bernie's Tavern 2
Blenheim 1
WP: B. Boyd (4K, 0BB)
LP: R. Fawcett in relief
Notes: Chris D (Blenheim) 2-2
Good game!

Game 35
Kelders 9
Prestige Panthers 3

Game 36
Duncan Outlaws 7
Tiffanys 2

Sudden Death Playoff Game #1
Up to Date Painting 1
The Blues 0

Playoff Game #1
Alvinston Indians 10
Up to Date Painting 8
WP: B. Young in relief (& out of retirement for a weekend)
LP: M. Spagnuolo

Playoff Game #2
Michigan Twisters 7
Kelders 2
WP: R. Engle
LP: B. Whitman

Semifinal #1
Blenheim 8
Alvinston 4

Semifinal #2
Priority Mortgage 5
Michigan Twisters 2
WP: Tracy Boetsma
LP: R. Engle

Finals
Priority Mortgage 4
Blenheim 0
WP: D. Vanderark
LP: R. Fawcett
Notes: PM won with solid pitching, defense, and 2 HRs

We are already looking forward to next year's event as rooms to the 3rd floor of the Bavarian Inn Lodge (over-looking the fields) are already being reserved.

David Lach
Up to Date Painting Fastpitch
david.r.lach@delphi.com




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