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Bombers Win ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament

At Dragon's Dome In Pekin On September 10th & 11th

2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World Champions The Bombers from Mackinaw

PEKIN: The Bombers from Mackinaw went a perfect 3-0 to win the five team ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament held at the Dragon's Dome in Pekin on September 10th. The champions defeated Instant Replay (2-2) from Pekin 20-9 in the championship game to secure their 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World title. Miller Masonry (2-2) from Fenton, MO finished in third place with Dave's Pizza (1-2) from Bartonville taking home fourth place from this tournament.
The Bombers were led by the play of Jim Anderson who was named as the MVP of the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament for his outstanding play that included a .909 (10-11) batting average. Anderson was joined on the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over All-Wolrd Tournaemtn team by his team mates from the Bombers, Chris Dobbs, Scott Wirtjes, Jim Swearington, John Pacotti, Rick Huse and also the All-World Tournament team manager Ron Smith.
The Bombers opened play with a narrow 14-13 win over Dave's Pizza in the first round of play. Dave's Pizza had to win a pig tail game by the final score of 24-4 over Slick Rick's from Bloomington to advance into the bracket and the first round game against the Bombers.
In the winner's bracket finals it was the Bombers defeating Instant Replay in another one run ball game by the final score of 11-10. This win assured the Bombers of a spot in the title game against whichever team that wins the loser's bracket earning them the right to oppose the Bombers in that title game.
That team turned out to be Instant Replay as the Bomber squared off with the Pekin ball club for the second time on this day but this time it was all the Bombers as they won going away by a final score of 20-9 over Instant Replay to put the ribbon on their 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World title.
The Bombers did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this ISA Men's 35 & Over World title.
Instant Replay was led to their runner up position at the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament by the defensive play of Tom Sego who was named Gold Glove Player of this tournament. Sego was joined on the 2005 ISA Men's All-World Tournament team by four of his Instant Reply team mates, they were John Drowns, Vee Tunyuck, Brian Scotti, and Brian Null.
Tournament runner-up Instant Replay opened play with a first round win over Miller Masonry by the finals score of 15-7 to advance them into the winner's bracket finals where they tangled with the Bombers. In a close game that was in doubt right up to the final out being recorded Instant Replay and the Bombers went at one another with everything that they had in their arsenals. As the team shook hands at the conclusion of this game the score board read Bombers 11 and Instant Reply 10 sending the Pekin ball club into the loser's bracket where they need to win one game to earn a second shot at the Bombers and the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World title.
Instant Replay and Miller Masonry went toe to toe for the second time on this day in a high scoring game that saw both teams taking advantage of a break here and there only to be stop by outstanding defensive plays by their opponent as this game progressed. When the last out in this wild game had been recorded into the official scores book the score board read Instant Reply 20 and Miller Masonry 16 giving Instant Replay the title to the loser's bracket and earning them the right to challenge the Bombers in the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament's championship game.
The deciding game was not kind to the Instant Replay ball club as they were soundly defeated by the Bombers by a final score of 20-9 to send them home with second place from the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament.
Instant Replay did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any information about their team including stats, highlights and quotes on how they were able to achieve their second place finish at the 2005 ISA Men's 35 & Over World Tournament.

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