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Discussion: Updates at the T.O.C.

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Feb. 24, 2007
turn2
486 posts
Updates at the T.O.C.
Does anyone have any scores in the 50 or 60 major plus division at the tournament of champions?

thanks in advance,
donnie chavis
Feb. 24, 2007
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
i've heard mac const. from cal is 3-0 in the major + and wilson trophy in the aa is also undefeated
best of luck to them both
monta litle 50+ team unknown
Feb. 24, 2007
turn2
486 posts
softballer,
thanks for the update. i expected to hear from a couple of guys and never did.
thanks,
donnie
Spicer Properties / Turn Two Collectibles
60 major plus
Feb. 25, 2007
audieh
Men's 60
242 posts
Allsrtate Miken the 55 Major Plus team won the T of C going 5-0 in the combined 50/55 division. Mac II out of California came in second with Al Estes out of Florida third. I believe Ploog out of minnesota was fourth with Motown fifth and Railtrust sixth.

It was a very well run tournament and the 55 team, although old and slow, used their extra infielder to their advantage and were able to beat some much more powerful teams.

Congrats to all for some excellent games and sportsmanship!
Feb. 26, 2007
turn2
486 posts
Audieh,
congrationals on the win. sounds like there were some tough teams there. did bruce fairchid get the mvp of did he let someone else have a shot.
thanks,
donnie chavis
Feb. 26, 2007
Tater50
336 posts
Congrats Audie H; were you playing on the team & was Winkey pitching? Anyway, way to go!!!

Tater50
John W. "Tater" Hayes
Feb. 26, 2007
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
I love it when the "old" guys have it their way.
Way to go All-State!
Sounds like you made the right call going
to a 5 man infield instead of taking the runs.
I saw the 5 man used to perfection by Mickey Hughes and Courtesy Auto team last year and have great respect for what it can do in the right circumstances and with the right people.
I'm glad to say Mickey will be playing for us at Kelly's this year and we'll be using the 5 man a lot.
Feb. 26, 2007
the wood
1085 posts
Re: 5 man infield
I have been a proponent if it as well. Maroadi's (Mifflin, PA) ran it to perfection in the late 90's in the 40 & 45 ASA Nationals. Aside from their experience with it, the thing that made it work really was the fact the the 4th HR was an out. They won the 45 ASA several years running until Courtesy Auto beat them.
GSF was double dipped by CT Sportsplex last year (SSWS) when they went into the 5 man. I am always amused when teams say that they 'don't have the right outfielders to do it'.
It really isn't about the outfielders... it's mostly about the pitcher and the infielders.
We used that rule in November (5 runs or 11 fielders) but didn't have enough personell for the latter. In my view, the 11th guy means a lot more than 5 runs if it's done correctly.
Congratulations to All State... I hope that you're coming to LV in April.
Bob Woodroof
Feb. 26, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2664 posts
Donnie, Thanks for the thought but this wasn't one of my better tournaments. I'm just glad we won!
Our All Tournament picks were Gary Deaton-MVP, Harold Jones, Mike Gibson, Mike Gainer and Terrall Stokes.
Gary Deaton said that may have been the only time that the MVP of a tournament had struck out on the last at-bat.
I would like to echo what Audie said, "excellent games and sportsmanship!"
Also, a big thanks Terry and Dave.
Feb. 26, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Great tourney Dave and Terry and staff did a great job, The game that All-State Miken had the umpires were great, it seems that all the teams in the 50/55 dvison had some good fellowship, All the game were close anyone that played in that bracket could have won it all. 3 days of great softball aand weather what else could a person ask for
Feb. 26, 2007
DonnaM
Men's 60
10 posts
TOC Update for 60 major+
Spicer Prop. came out of the losers bracket into the Championship game & beat the Florida Raptors (Team FL in 2006) 30-25. In the tight "IF" game FL lead by 4 in the open inning & held off Spicer to win the Championship. Dave Reed got the MVP bat. A great pair of games & we were the last to leave at 6pm. Hats off for a well-run tournament!!
Feb. 26, 2007
razer
11 posts
Well Bruce, I guess you forgot me already. According to Jim T and Audie, I made the all tourney team also. I dont make many, so like the credit when i do. See you next month.
Feb. 27, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2664 posts
Sorry Ray, I was going by third hand information. You did have many clutch hits and hrs!
Feb. 27, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Ray
I was the thir party infor that Bruce was talking about, I was told on the phone by Audie to tell Bruce and Gary while they were driving But I echo Bruce You had some big HR in the Ploog game and some very clutch hits in the MAC game and some very soild D. sorry about the infor to Bruce
Don
Feb. 27, 2007
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
FLA. Fins congrats on your T.O.C. championship sorry we werent able to party with you guys afterwards,had a long drive home.Nice team Steve.We felt like a spring bear trying to catch his first rabbit.Good Luck rest of season.
Feb. 27, 2007
Conman13
Men's 50
5 posts
Gekle Builders ... thanks for the props. It was great seeing you guys and Sudsy again after what ... 16 years? Skyhawk Roofing lives on! I still have the ZUBA's warm-up pants buried in my closet.
You guys pounded it pretty good after Friday when you were able to shake off some rust. We were saved by the 5 run rule a couple of times.

Take care and hope to see you down the road. You guys have a great year

Conman

ps ... you guys didn't get too sunburned did you?
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