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Blackhawk Athletic Club Wins USSSA Women's Class C

Seven Teams Participate At Forest Hills Diamonds In Rockford On June 4th


ROCKFORD: Blackhawk Athletic Club went 6-1 to won the USSSA Women's Class C National Qualifying Tournament held at the Forest Hills Lanes in Rockford on May 29th & 30th by double dipping Dilligaf (3-2) from Lansing 13-3 and 7-6 in the 'if game'. Primetime (2-2) from Charleston finished in third place with Neighbors Bar & Grill (1-2) from Rockford taking home fourth place from this seven team event.
The Blackhawk Athletic Club opened play with a 10-8 win over Add-A-Bath/Demarini from Gurnee in their opening contest of this tournament. Game number two was not kind to the Rockford ladies as they fell to Primetime 8-0 to drop them into the loser's bracket in this tournament.
A rematch with Add-A-Bath/Demarini was the Blackhawk Athletic Club's first game in the loser's bracket with the Rockford ladies posting a 14-6 win to advance.
Neighbors Bar & Grill was the next opponent for the Blackhawk Athletic Club with Blackhawk Athletic Club hanging a 20-13 win up onto the bracket board to advance again.
Sweet revenge now presented itself to the Blackhawk Athletic Club and the took full advantage of this opportunity by defeating and sending home the team that had put them into the loser's bracket, Primetime by a final score of 7-4. This win also earned Blackhawk Athletic Club the title to the loser's bracket advancing them into the tournament s championship game where they needed to upend Dilligaf's twice to win the title.
Blackhawk Athletic Club let it be know to Dilligaf that they meant to do just that when they won the first game by the run rule 13-3 to force the need to have the 'if necessary game' played in order to determine which of these two ball clubs would win this tournament title.
The extra game was a narrow one run win for the ladies playing as the Blackhawk Athletic Club as they slipped past Dilligaf 7-6 to win the championship of this tournament.
The Blackhawk Athletic Club did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any information, stats, team highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.
Tournament runner up Dilligaf opened play with a 12-2 win over O'Brady's/ABP from St. Charles in their opening contest of this event. The Lansing ladies improved to 2-0 with a 23-17 win over Neighbors Bar & Grill. In the game between the tournament's last two unbeaten teams it was Dilligaf over Primetime 11-9 as the Lansing ladies won the winner's bracket assuring a spot to play in the tournament's championship game against whichever team that would emerge from the loser's bracket to challenge them in the finals.
That team turned out to be Blackhawk Athletic Club and the promptly handed out a decisive 13-3 win over Dilligaf to even the tournament at one loss each with one game to be played. In that last game it was Blackhawk Athletic Club edging out Dilligaf 7-6 to send the ladies from Lansing home with second place from this tournament.
Dilligaf 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.

USSSA Women's Class C National Qualifier
Forest Hills Diamonds, Rockford
June 4th, 2005
1
Blackhawk Athletic Club
6-1
2
Dilligaf
3-2
3
Primetime
2-2
4
Neighbors Bar& Grill
1-2
5t
Add-A-Bath / Demarini
1-2
5t
O'Brady's / ABP
0-2
7
Northern Diamonds / Worth
0-2



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