Circle Tap at ASA National Championship

August 6, 2007

South Bend, IN

August 2-4
South Bend, IN

The Circle Tap Fastpitch team went 3-2(29-14 overall) in garnering a 4th
place finish in the ASA National Championship over the weekend. It was
great to see the offense hit the ball very well over the weekend in
preparation of the upcoming ISC World Tournament in Kitchener, ON. CT
placed Chris DeLarwelle and Tim Jorgensen on the 1st team All-American
team as well as Kyle Magnusson and Frankie Perez on the 2nd team.
Here are the results.

Game 1
8PM Thursday
#8Circle Tap 8 #25Thomson Merchants(Thomson, IL) 0 5innings
TM 0 3 0 3
CT 8 9 0 7
The Tappers came out ready to play on Thursday. In the bottom of the 1st
Steve Schucker drew a lead off walk, with one out Chris DeLarwelle walked,
Frankie Perez came up with an RBI base hit, Tim Jorgensen walked, Tom
Crouch hit a sac fly to drive in another run followed by an RBI single by
Bryan Hansen. CT made it a 4-0 game in the 2nd as DeLarwelle crushed a
solo shot over the 300ft permanent fence. CT tacked on another in the 4th
as Kyle Magnusson picked up a two out base hit and scored on a DeLarwelle
base hit. In the 5th Jorgensen led off with a base hit and with two out
Jamie Knudson singled followed by a Chad Ferguson walk. Steve Schucker
followed with an RBI single and Magnusson ended the game on a 2RBI base
Magnusson 2x4, DeLarwelle 2x2 HR 2RBI
WP:Matt Bramwell 11K 0BB
LP:Roberto Bahler 3IP
Steve Manson 1IP
Kevin Anderson 1IP

Game 2
3PM Friday
#8Circle Tap 8 #7MinnDak Millers 6
MM 6 10 0 6
CT 8 10 1 8
The Millers took an early lead in the top of the first as Lucas Goring led
off the game with a double and scored on a Chad Boom sac fly. CT came out
banging in the bottom half as Steve Schucker led off with a base hit, then
with one out DeLarwelle walked and Perez picked up an RBI single, Tim
Jorgensen followed with a 2RBI triple and Tom Crouch followed with an RBI
single. MinnDak made it a 4-3 game in the 3rd as Lucas Goring, Gregg
Cascaes, Chad Boom and Roman Foore all picked up consecutive two out base
hits. The Tappers answered right back in the bottom half as Perez led off
with a solo blast, Jorgensen singled, Crouch walked and Kyle VanAbel hit a
2RBI base hit to make it 7-3. CT added one in the 4th on a Chris
DeLarwelle solo shot. In the 6th MinnDak tightend the game to 8-5 as
Roman Foore drew a lead off walk and then Brian Lammers crushed a two run
shot. MinnDak added one in the 7th as Foore drew a two out walk and
Lammers followed with an RBI single to make it 8-6.
DeLarwelle 2x3 HR, Perez 2x4 HR 2RBI, Jorgensen 2x2 2BB 2RBI, Crouch 2x3
WP:Collin McKenzie 5.1IP 3K 1BB 5R
SV:Matt Bramwell 1.2IP 3K 1BB 1R
LP:Travis Price with relief from Ward Gosse

Game 3 Winner's Bracket semi-final
9PM Friday
#8Circle Tap 3 #3Riversharks(Orillia, ON) 7
OR 7 8 0 4
CT 3 7 1 5
This one started out ugly for the Tappers. In the top of the first with
one out Jeff Ellsworth singled moved to 2nd on a passed ball, moved to 3rd
on a passed ball and scored on a sac fly by Ryan Wolfe. Stephen Mullaly
and Rob O'Brien then hit back to back home runs. CT picked up a run in
the bottom half to make it 3-1 as Kyle Magnusson picked up a one out
double and scored on a Frankie Perez base hit. Orillia put up 4 more in
the 2nd as Tim Macumber lead off with a solo shot, Sean O'Brien drew a one
out walk, Chris Miljavac doubled, Ellsworth followed with a 2RBI double
and with two out Mullaly reached on an error that drove in another run.
CT made it a
7-3 game in the bottom of the 2nd as Tom Crouch led off with a base hit
and with one out Kyle VanAbel hit a two run shot. That would be it for
the scoring for both sides.
Magnusson 3x4
WP:Ryan Brand 3IP 3R 6H 7K 0BB
Rob O'Brien 4IP 0R 1H 6K 2BB
LP:Matt Bramwell 1.1IP 5R 4H 0K 1BB
Collin McKenzie 5.2IP 2R 4H 7K 0BB

Game 3 Loser's Bracket
11AM Saturday
#8Circle Tap 10 #13Explorers(Midland, MI) 2 6innings
CT 10 10 1 4
ME 2 4 0 5
The Tappers took an early lead in the first on a solo shot by Kyle
Magnusson. The Explorers took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd as Steve Roberts hit
a lead of solo shot then Eddy Kettlehut singed but a 3 base throwing error
allowed him to come all the way around to score. The Tappers took a 3-2
lead in the top of the 4th as Frankie Perez hit a one out single and would
score on a two out two run shot by Tom Crouch. It would remain a 3-2 game
until the top of the 6th when CT erupted for 7 runs. DeLarwelle doubled
to lead off the inning, Perez walked, Jorgensen RBI single, Crouch walked,
Bryan Hansen reached on a fielder's choice, 2RBI single by Kyle VanAbel,
RBI fielder's choice by Chad Ferguson, 2RBI base hit by Steve Shucker and
an RBI single by DeLarwelle.
Schucker 2x4, DeLarwelle 2x4

Matt Bramwell 2.2IP 2R 3H 2K 2BB
WP:Collin McKenzie 3.1IP 0R 1H 4K 1BB
LP:Doug Sleep in relief of Grant Patterson

Game 5
1PM Saturday
#8Circle Tap 2 #6Farm Tavern(Madison, WI) 6
FT 6 11 0 5
CT 2 7 1 5
The Farmers grabbed an early lead in the top of the first as Paul Rosebush
lead off the game with a base hit and then Zenon Winters followed with a
two run shot. The game remained 2-0 until the top of the 6th when Donny
Hale hit a solo shot making it 3-0. CT answered in the bottom half as
Kyle Magnusson led off with with a base hit followed by a Chris DeLarwelle
base hit and with one out Tim Jorgensen delivered a 2RBI single to make it
a 3-2 game. The Farm came back in the top of the 7th as Jason Hill led
off with a solo shot. With two out Rosebush singled, Winters singled,
Hale got an infield single and then Collin Abbott picked up a 2RBI single
for the final margin.
Jorgensen 2x3 2RBI
WP:Sebastian Gervasutti
SV:Rick Smith
LP:Collin McKenzie 6.2IP 6R 9H 3K 1BB
Matt Bramwell .1IP 0R 2H 0K 0BB

The Circle Tap team now travels to Kitchener, ON for the ISC World
Tournament and will open up play at 9AM Saturday vs Elkland, PA

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