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June 1, 2013
Indy Brickyard Climbs to 49 TeamsRoss McCulligan
INDIANAPOLIS – The Brickyard Invitational was once again a huge success with 49 teams from eight different states. The Brickyard, up from 40 teams last year, is quickly becoming a tournament favorite for Midwest teams.
Rain hit here Friday and continued through the rest of the tournament. The field prep crew for the Midwest Sports Complex did an outstanding job at making sure the fields were in as good condition as possible throughout the tournament.
Session 1 consisting of the 65/70 age divisions was comprised of 11 teams. Chicago Strikers took the 65/70 Gold division with a 16-14 victory over Doc Martens, while the Mid State Seniors won the 65/70 Silver division over IN Legends/Columbus in a round-robin format.
Session 2 was packed with 38 teams forced into a two-day format. Tournament Director Dave Dowell stated, “This was the very first time since I’ve been doing this where we needed to utilize the field lights to compensate for the morning darkness.”
The rain continued through the weekend, however not one game had to be scratched from the schedule.
OKI took the 50 Major-Plus division with a forfeit from Doc’s in the finals.
50 Caliber put on an offensive display scoring no less than 18 runs in four consecutive victories for the 50 Major championship, ultimately defeating Big Ten, 28-18.
Old Style/Windy City, seeded fourth in the 55 Major division, held their opponents to an average of 15 runs, while they averaged 22 runs on their way to the division title.