July2008

2008 RICE LAKE INVITATIONAL

July 21, 2008

Rice Lake, WI


June 13-15, Rice Lake, WI - Rice Lake Tournament
2008 RICE LAKE INVITATIONAL
GAME BY GAME RESULTS
 
 
  1.  Sawdust City (Eau Claire) 13, Orangemen (Rice Lake) 6
 2. Jordan Realty (West Saint Paul)12, Top of the Ladder Construction (Cameron) 0
 3.  American Solutions for Business (Villard, MN) 7, LX of La Crosse 4
  4. New Image Salon (Monfort) 4, H & S Seal Coating (Waverly, MN) 3
 5. Pate Bonding (West St. Paul) 12, Sawdust City 11  
  6. Wilber Lime 1, Jordan Realty 0
 7. LX of La Crosse 8, Top of the Ladder Construction 0
 8. H & S Seal Coating 3, Orangemen 2
 9. LX of La Crosse 12, Sawdust City 11
10. Jordan Realty 1, H & S Seal Coating 0
11.  American Solutions for Business 9, Pate Bonding 8
12. Wilber Lime 3, New Image Salon 2
13. Jordan Realty 7, Pate Bonding 5
14. New Image Salon 12, LX of La Crosse 1
15. Wilber Lime 4, American Solutions for Business 2
16. Jordan Realty 1, New Image Salon 0
17. American Solutions for Business 4, Jordan Realty 3
18.  Wilber Lime 5, American Solutions for Business 4


2008 RICE LAKE INVITATIONAL
ORDER OF FINISH
 
 1.        Wilber Lime, Galesville WI                                        4-0                                           2.        American Solutions for Business, Villard MN           3-2      
 3.        Jordan Realty, West St. Paul MN                               4-2 
                              4.              New Image Salon, Monfort WI                                  2-2
 5.        L-X of La Crosse, La Crosse WI                                2-2
            Pate Bonding, West St. Paul MN                               1-2
 7.        H & S Seal Coating, Waverly MN                             1-2
            Sawdust City, Eau Claire WI                                     1-2
 9.        Orangemen, Rice Lake WI                                         0-2
            Top of the Ladder Construction, Cameron WI          0-2


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            Led by the pitching and hitting of Dan Wall, Wilber Lime of Galesville went unbeaten at 4-0 and won their fifth overall championship in the 30th annual Rice Lake Aquafest Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament. At the helm of the Wilber Lime squad, as he was in the previous title years of 1986, 87, 88, 2000, and 2004, was Hall of Fame Manager John “Sporty” Salsman, who at age 88 has no plans to step down from his position.
            American Solutions for Business of Villard, Minnesota finished runner-up in the ten-team event, battling Wilber to the wire in the first championship game before succumbing, 5-4.
            Salsman’s team opened tourney play with a 1-0 win over Jordan Realty of West Saint Paul and their dominating right handed hurler Kevin Kammueller and followed up by rallying to knock off defending Invitational champion New Image of Monfort, 3-2. A 4-2 victory over ASB-Villard in the winner’s bracket final set the stage for the championship game rematch between the squads.
            ASB began its competition by downing L-X of La Crosse, 7-4, then came from four back, scoring five 7th inning runs to turn back Pate Bonding of West Saint Paul, 9-8. A 4-3 triumph over Jordan Realty propelled Villard to the title clash.
            The Jordan club claimed third place honors and New Image was fourth.
            Two local teams were in the 2008 field. The Rice Lake Orangemen were defeated in the tournament’s opening game by Sawdust City of Eau Claire, 13-6. The Orangemen were eliminated by Herda and Sons Seal Coating of Waverly, Minnesota 3-2 despite the stellar pitching performance of 16-year old Max Loew. Top of the Ladder, an 11th hour substitute after the entry from Farmington, Wisconsin withdrew, fell victim to the perfect game offerings of Kammueller 12-0 and were eliminated by L-X 8-0.
            The 2008 All-Tournament team consisted of infielders Jason Bohl, Sawdust City, Zach Goring, ASB-Villard, Brent Holman, New Image, and Jerrell Graham, Jordan Realty; outfielders Dustin Lenz, L-X of La Crosse along with Chris Duda and 16-year old Nathaniel Albers, both of ASB-Villard, designated batter Jeff Killian, Wilber Lime, and catcher Steve Hovel, Wilber Lime. Pitchers named were Kevin Kammeuller, Jordan Realty and Dan Wall, Wilber Lime. 
Wall, who in addition to being the pitcher of record in all four of Wilber’s wins, connected for three home runs including a three-run blast in the opening inning of the championship game. He was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
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