ASA National Champions - Patsy's

August 4, 2007

South Bend, IN

Patsy’s wins first ASAMen’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship
South Bend, Ind.---Patsy’s of New York City won its first ever ASA Men’sMajor Fast Pitch National Championship on Saturday night with a 9-5 win overthe Farm Tavern of Madison, Wis. Gerald Muizelaar, who was named as the HerbDudley Most Valuable Player, held off a scrappy Farm Tavern squad to collecthis third win and secure Patsy’s first ASA Men’s Major NationalChampionship.
Patsy’s Thomas Makea was named as the Batting Champion aftergoing 9-for-18 (.500) during his team’s run to the title. Despite arunner-up finish, the Farm Tavern’s second baseman Zeron Winters wasnamed as the Most Valuable Player after posting a .433 batting average with 13hits, three home runs and 10 RBI.
Patsy’s cruised in to the championship game with a 6-2 win overthe Quaker Riversharks of Ambler, Pa. Frank DeGroat was once again theoffensive star for Patsy’s collecting a single, a home run and three RBIin the winning effort. Travis Wilson drove in two RBI while Omar Moraga posted asingle, a double and an RBI. Adam Folkard was the winning pitcher for Patsy’safter striking out nine.
After dropping its opening game of the tournament to Broken Bow, theFarm Tavern battled all the way back to meet Patsy’s in the championshipgame. On Saturday alone, the Farm won four games in a row just to get in to thechampionship game. They started the day with a 10-6 win over the MinnDakMillers of Fargo, ND at 9 a.m. Jeff Goolagong almost hit for the cycle going3-for-3 with a double, triple, home run and two RBI.
At 11 a.m. the Farm got their revenge on Broken Bow with an 8-7 victorythat sent the Gremlins home. The win sent the Farm into the semi-finals of theloser’s bracket where they faced Circle Tap of Denmark, Wis., the defending ASA National Champion. Arepeat of 2006 was not to be for Circle Tap as Broken Bow continued their dreamcome back with a 6-2 win to move one step closer to the championship game. Wintersled the way for the Farm with a single, a home run and two RBI.
In the loser’s bracket finals the Farm showed no signs of fatigueas they took down the Quaker Riversharks, who were playing just their secondgame of the day, 8-2, to advance in to the championship game against Patsy’s.Collin Abbott, Donny Hale and Winters were all offensive stars in the win.Abbott had a single, a home run and two RBI, while Dale contributed a single, adouble and two RBI. Winters continued his success with a single, two RBI andtwo RBI.
Brian McCall

Game #37 – 5:00pm, Green
The Farm Tavern – Madison, WI                             5runs, 10 hits, 0 errors
Patsy’s – New York, NY                                            9runs, 9 hits, 2 errors
WP – Gerald Muizelaar
LP – Sebastian Geravsutti
Zeron Winters (Farm Tavern) three singles
Donny Hale (Farm Tavern) triple, home run, two RBI’s
Jeff Goolagong (Farm Tavern) single, home run, RBI
Paul Rosebush (Farm Tavern) two singles, RBI
Travis Wilson (Patsy’s) two singles, two RBI’s
Frank DeGroat (Patsy’s) single, home run two RBI’s
Lois Joglar (Patsy’s) two singles, RBI
Batting Champion: 9 hits, 18 at-bats, .500 batting average
Patsy’s -  Thomas Makea
Herb Dudley Most Valuable Pitcher: Won 3, Lost 0 –1.68 ERA, 16 2/3 innings pitched, allowed 10 hits, while striking out 20
Patsy’s Gerald Muizelaar
Most Valuable Player: 13 hits, 3 HR’s, 10 RBI’s,..433 batting average
The Farm Tavern – (2B) Zeron Winters

Final Bracket

First Team

Second Team

Order of Finish

Post Championship Fact Sheet

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