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The Best in Speed, Pitching and Hitting
May 1, 2014The 2014 Tournament of Champions saw hundreds of players compete for surpremacy in four special competitions:
Winners of the Speed Contest (fastest time around the bases) received a pair of Tanel shoes.
Womenís 50/60 Division: Ellyn Wong (High Desert Diamonds, NM)
Menís 40/50 Division: Tim Sadler (Mid-Atlantic Softball, VA)
Menís 60 Division: Gene Thompson (High 5, MN)
Menís 70/80 Division: Ray Worrell (Pittsburgh Gold, PA)
Winners of the Pitching Contest (most balls into a bucket at home plate) received a fielderís glove.
Menís 40/50 Division: Scott Sanford (Jimmyís/ Ancell 55s, MN)
Menís 60 Division: Shigeru Asato (Marauders, CA)
Menís 70 Division: Larry Shotwell (Vacar Stars, VA)
Menís 80 / Womenís 50 Division: Angie Ayala (Arizona Dream Team)
Precision Hitting Contest
Winners of the Precision Hitting Contest (most balls in hit in sequence between cones in the outfield) received an Ultra II bat.
Menís 40/50 Division: Byron Hollister (Rio Grande 50s, NM)
Menís 60 Division: Lonnie Netzel (Central Illinois Chiefs)
Menís 70 Division: Darrell Lashen (Jimmyís 75 Gold, MN)
Menís 80 / Womenís 50 Division: Hugh Brotherton (Center for Sight 80s, FL)
Power Hitting Contest
Winners of the Power Hitting Contest (most balls hit over the fence) received an Ultra II bat.
Menís 40/50 Division: Robert Hudson (TSC, SC)
Menís 60 Division: Gary Deaton (Hollis Appraisals, FL)
Menís 70 Division: Bill Hunter (Pittsburgh Gold, PA)
Menís 80 / Womenís 50 Division: Shirley Simmons-Snell (Dreamgirlz 50, VA)