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Add-A-Bath Demarini Wins USSSA Women's C/D

Eleven Teams Participate At Forest Hills Diamonds In Rockford On May 14th & 15th

ROCKFORD: Eleven Teams came to Rockford on May 14th & 15th to play in the Women's USSSA Class C/D Equalizer Tournament held at the Forest Hills Diamonds Complex with Add-A-Bath/Demarini 4-0 from Gurnee walking away with the top prize of a paid state berth plus $50.00 paid towards their USSSA Women's Class C National Berth. Cook's Grading (5-2) from Wisconsin took home second place which included $100.00 toward their USSSA Women's Class C National berth, High Voltage (2-2) from St Charles finished in third place which included $50.00 toward their 2005 Illinois USSSA Women's State berth with Neighbors Bar & Grill (3-2) from Rockford finishing in fourth place but since they were the highest finishing Class D team they earned a paid State berth.
Add-A-Bath/Demarini opened tournament play with a first round bye before taking on Ispen International in the second round and posting an 9-7 win up onto the bracket board. Ispen International had advance to this game by defeating Cooks Grading 13-6 in the first round of tournament play.
Add-A-Bath/Demarini won their second game on Saturday when they met and defeated Blackhawk Athletic Club 11-7. Blackhawk Athletic Club made it to this game by opening with a 5-3 win over Northern Diamonds/Worth in the first round before walking past St Louis Divas 7-0 in the second round when they ladies from St Louis did not show up at the appointed game time.
On Sunday Add-A-Bath/Demarini squared off with High Voltage in the game between the tournament's last two unbeaten team with Add-A-Bath/Demarini getting the better of it between these two team as they post a 7-5 win onto the bracket board to become the only remaining unbeaten team left in this tournament which also assured them of a spot in the tournament's championship game against whichever team would win the loser's bracket.
High Voltage made it to this game by opening play on Saturday with a first round bye before defeating Dilligaf 5-4 in the second round of play and them posting a win over Rock Bottom 21-10 in their semifinal game of the winner's bracket.
When the loser's bracket was complete Cooks Grading emerged as they opponent for Add-A-Bath/Demarini in the title contest. Add-A-Bath/Demarini took care of business winning 16-11 to complete their undefeated sweep of the field of teams at this tournament.
Add-A-Bath/Demarini did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, highlights, stats or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.
Cook's Grading took the long way to the title game by losing their opener to Ispen International 13-6. This loss dropped them into the loser's bracket where they went to work sending team's home starting with Northern Diamonds/Worth ball club by a final score of 11-0. Ispen International was sent home next as Cook's Grading posted a 10-7 win onto the bracket board to close out play on Saturday.
On Sunday the ladies from Wisconsin continued their winning ways as they defeated Blackhawk Athletic Club 13-11 to advance once again. Next to leave the tournament was Neighbors Bar & Grill by the final score of 19-9. In the loser's bracket championship game Cook's Grading defeated High Voltage 6-5 to earn the right to oppose Add-A-Bath/Demarini in the tournament's championship game. Add-A-Bath/Demarini was not to be denied as they handed the Wisconsin ladies a 16-11 loss to send them home with second place.
Cook's Grading did not send any information, team highlights, stats or quotes to Illinois Softball Report on how they were able to finish in second place at this tournament.

USSSA Women's Class C / D Equalizer Tournament
Forest Hills Diamonds, Rockford
May 14th & 15th, 2005
1
Add-A-Bath / Demarini
4-0
2
Cook's Grading
5-2
3
High Voltage
2-2
4
Neighbors Bar & Grill
3-2
5t
Rock Bottom
2-2
5t
Blackhawk Athletic Club
1-2
7t
Ipsen International
1-2
7t
Chi-Town Lady Rebels
0-2
9t
Northern Diamonds / Worth
0-2
9t
Dilligaf
0-2
11
St Louis Divas
No Show




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