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June 1, 2013
Despite Rain, Dover Qualifier Completes GamesRoss McCulligan
DOVER, Del. – The first State Spring Classic kicked off April 17-21 with 28 teams from six states competing for supremacy.
The tournament utilized two of Dover’s premier complexes, Big Oak Park and Schutte Park.
The durability of the fields was tested mid-tournament with three inches of rainfall on Friday night.
“Everyone involved was scrambling to get play under way as quickly as possible, and after some schedule revisions and field maintenance, we were able to do so,” said Tournament Director Tim McElroy.
“We wish to extend a huge thank you to the teams for their patience on Saturday morning,” said McElroy.
Although the weather played a factor in the tournament, the amount of competition did not disappoint. Wednesday and Thursday saw Spicer Properties defeat Jersey Masters 65 for the division championship. The 70 division was won by Monkey Joe’s Big Nut Co. over Jersey Masters 70. Tournament sponsor First National Bank of Wyoming went undefeated to claim the 50AAA division.
Sweet Construction took the 55 Major division over High Street Bucs.
The Metro Hitmen won the 60 Gold division championship, while Davy Byrnes won the 60AA division over the Syracuse Cyclones.