Men's Mid-Summer 1-Pitch Tournament 2021

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Men's Mid-Summer 1-Pitch Tournament 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:04 am

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2020
Rain Date: July 17th, 2020
1st Game: 9:00 am (all games to be played at the Eureka Quarry ball field)

Entry Fee: $300.00* per team (2 games guaranteed)
1st Place: $1,000.00
2nd Place: $300.00**

*The $300 cash team entry fee must be remitted to the league on or before July 1st. You can give it to me or Nancy Razzi at the Quarry ball field. Be sure to get a cash receipt.

**2nd place prize money needs to be set at no more than $300.00. The runner up will get their entry fee back and basically play the tourney for free. Revenue for the tourney totals $2,400.00. Expenses include extra trash container and pickup, extra port-a-pot service, ASA tourney insurance, umpires, scorekeepers, softballs, electric, and tournament stats. This totals more than $1,100.00. For all intents and purposes it's a wash.

Each batter receives 1 pitch. If the pitch is fouled off, swung at and missed or hits the mat or plate, the batter is struck out. If the pitch is a ball, the batter walks. Fair batted balls are played in normal fashion. The pace of play is fast. The games are quick. It's a lot of fun for sure.

This is a great opportunity to make a name for yourself in the SBA Community and earn some cash prize money for the team. Use the money for team shirts or a team celebration at your favorite watering hole. You can enter an existing SBA league team. You can enter a partial SBA league team and cherry pick players from other teams to join up with you. Or, you can build a team from scratch with any combination of players from any combination of teams. The only requirements are listed below.

Roster Requirements: Each team must have in their line-up at all times no less than 6 registered Softball America league members. Registered SBA league member refers to any player that has paid a league fee in 2021. This is an insurance requirement. Tournament teams need not be the same as regular season teams. Tournament teams can be a combination of 2 or more teams. The 6 registered SBA members on a tournament team can be from 6 different teams. As long as you have these 6 current SBA members, you can fill in with whomever you like.

Tournament Teams
Kings Corner, Mgr. Matt Schaub
Sex Panthers, Mgr. Keith Hass
Wire2WireSports, Mgr. Gene Walczak
Doom Cats, Mgr. Bryan Peterman
Philly Junk, Mgrs. Tom Rider/KC Ingram
Garges Gang, Mgr. Bob Garges
The Commission, Mgr. Phil Black
Dirty Dozen, Mgr. Connie Georgiadis

Alternate Teams
Steam, Mgr. Tyler Fornwalt
Birdgang, Mgr. Jason McLaughlin


Yes, there will be some good teams entered, but they aren't THAT good. The 1-pitch format is the great equalizer. There is limited space. We will max out at 8 teams. Email the league office ASAP if you are interested.

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Re: Men's Mid-Summer 1-Pitch Tournament 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:03 am

The 3-digit number used to determine tournament team numbers will be established via the PA Pick 3 Lottery on July 3rd (evening draw). https://www.palottery.state.pa.us/Draw- ... ICK-3.aspx

The managing with the 3-digit number that is closest to the PA Pick 3 number (plus/minus) will be Team #1. Using each of the remaining manager tandem's 3-digit numbers, we will move in ascending order from the winning number to determine the balance of the team numbers. 000 will follow 999.

Kings Corner, Mgr. Matt Schaub: 619
Sex Panthers, Mgr. Keith Hass: 581
Wire2WireSports, Mgr. Gene Walczak :240
Doom Cats, Mgr. Bryan Peterman: 480
Philly Junk, Mgrs. Tom Rider/KC Ingram: 292
Garges Gang, Mgr. Bob Garges: 369
The Commission, Mgr. Phil Black: 815
Birdgang, Mgr. Jason McLaughlin: 717

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Re: Men's Mid-Summer 1-Pitch Tournament 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:06 am

We had 10 teams (8 and 2 alternates). Dirty Dozen pulled out last week. Garges Gang pulled out yesterday. Steam can no longer attend. Birdgang is in as the 7th team.

PA Pick 3 Lottery, July 3rd evening draw: 177
Closest to that number (plus/minus): Team #1: Wire2WireSports, Mgr. Gene Walczak: 240

Moving in ascending order, the rest of the team number assignments are as follows:

Team #2: Philly Junk, Mgrs. Tom Rider/KC Ingram: 292
Team #3: Doom Cats, Mgr. Bryan Peterman: 480
Team #4: Sex Panthers, Mgr. Keith Hass: 581
Team #5: Kings Corner, Mgr. Matt Schaub: 619
Team #6: Birdgang, Mgr. Jason McLaughlin: 717
Team #7: The Commission, Mgr. Phil Black: 815


There you have it. Team #1 will face off vs. Team #2 at 9:00 am on game day.

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Re: Men's Mid-Summer 1-Pitch Tournament 2021

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:06 am

From start to finish, Philly Junk scored and scored some more. After beating Wire2Wire Sports Podcast 26-14 in the tourney opener, they faced The Commssion who were tabbed by many as the tourney favorite. After going down 13-4 after 4, they roared back to score 17 unanswered runs to win the game 21-13. Up next were the upstart Sex Panthers who fought gamely, but came up a little short getting bested 18-12. On to the championship game.

The Doom Cats, another tourney favorite, would get their heads handed to them in their opening meeting vs. the Sex Panthers. Was it the early Saturday morning game after the late Friday night buzz, or did the Sex Panthers simply take the game away? We'll never know for sure, but the final was a 16-1 beat down at the hands of the Sex Panthers. Negotiating the loser's bracket in the middle of a hot summer is not the way you want the tourney to go for your team. Well, after their whopping opening game 7-inning offense of 1 run, they average 22 over the course of their next 3 games, beating The Commission 22-15, Birdgang 23-8, and Sex Panthers 21-6. On to the championship game.

The final game was close for the first or 4 or 5 innings, but then Philly Junk put the pedal to the metal and the Doom Cats ran out of gas. Final tally Philly Junk 14 runs and $1,000.00 - Doom Cats 5 runs and $300.00.

All in all a good day.

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