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Alpha's Sports Bar Wins ISA Recreational Tavern State

Eleven Teams Participate At Route 130 Complex In Urbana On 7/9 & 10

URBANA: Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge from Channahon ran the table on the field of eleven teams playing at the 2005 ISA Men's Recreational tavern State Tournament held at the Route 130 Complex in Urbana on July 9th and 10th. The champions were led by the play of the tournament's MVP Scott Malone. He was joined on the All-Tournament team by his teammates Scott Hogen, Terry Feeney, Sean Tuohope, Doug Grassman, and Adam Feeney. Robinson Plumbing (5-2) finished in second place and they were led by the play of Tom Sego who was named as the 'Gold Glove ' winner of the tournament for his defensive glove work during this tournament. Sego was joined on the All-Tavern State Tournament team by his teammates Brian Noel, Eric Swanson, Mark McMahon, and John Drowns. Instant Reply (5-2) took home third place and they placed three players onto the All-Tavern State Tournament team and they were Kevin Edminston, Sean Eten, and Keith Knipmeyer. Fourth place went too Joe's Pizza (3-2) who also place two players on the All-Tavern State Tournament Team and they were; Shawn Nichols, Sean Leavitt.
Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge opened tournament play with a first round bye before taking on and defeating Instant Replay 12-11 in the second round of tournament action. Instant Replay had advanced into the second round by defeating Joe's Pizza 13-11 in the first round of play.
Late on Saturday afternoon Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge played Final Four Sports Bar in a semifinal game of the winner's bracket and posted an impressive 16-2 win to move into Sunday's showdown game between the last two unbeaten team left in this tournament. Final Four Sports Bars made it into the tournaments semifinal round by opening with a first round bye before defeating Dave's Pizza 12-11 in the second round of tournament action.
On Sunday morning Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge squared off with Robinson in the battle between this tournament's last two remaining unbeaten teams with Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge coming out on top in this contest by the final score of 15-14.
Now Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge needed to it back and wait as the loser's bracket needed to play out to its conclusion before they would know which of the remaining teams would be their opponent in the championship game. As the dust settled back down onto the field of play after the last out had been recorded in the loser's bracket Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge looked up to see a familiar face awaiting to play them in the finals, Robinson Plumbing.
For the second time on this Sunday both Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge and Robinson Plumbing locked horns and like the first game it was Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge edging out Robinson Plumbing 6-3 to claim the 2005 ISA Men's Recreational Tavern State Title.
Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge did not send any team information, stats, highlights or quotes to Illinois Softball Report about this tournament.
Robinson Plumbing made it into the championship game by opening tournament play with a first round bye before taking on and defeating Gateway Liquors 16-9 in the second round of play. Gateway Liquors also received a fir4st round bye when their scheduled opponent no showed at the tournament.
In their semifinal game on Saturday afternoon Robinson Plumbing pounded out an impressive 12-4 win over Rocks to move into Sunday's undefeated game.
On Sunday morning Robinson Plumbing and Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge squared off in the undefeated game with Robinson Plumbing coming out on the short end of a one run game losing to Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge by a final score of 15-14.
Robinson Plumbing now needed to win their loser's bracket contest against Instant Replay in order to earn a second shot at Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge and the 2005 ISA Recreational Tavern State Title. Robinson Plumbing was up to the challenge at hand as they sent home Instant Replay with third place after beating them 18-16. This win earned Robinson Plumbing the right to play Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge for the 2005 ISA Men's Recreational State Title.
The championship contest was another close game but for the second time on this Sunday Robinson Plumbing came up a little short against Alpha's Sports Bar Lounge losing 6-3 and they were forced to accept second place from this state tournament
Robinson Plumbing did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to achieve their second place finish at this tournament.

2005 ISA Recreational Tavern State Tournament
Route 130 Sports Complex, Urbana
July 9th & 10th, 2005
1
Alpha Sports Bar Lounge
4-0
2
Robinson Plumbing
3-2
3
Instant Replay
5-2
4
Joe's Pizza
3-2
5t
Rock's
2-2
5t
Final Four Sports Bar
1-2
7t
Gateway Liquors
1-2
7t
Dave's Pizza
1-2
9t
Arrowhead / Eltoro
0-2
9t
Alpha
0-2
9t
LAF
0-2



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