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Chicago Steel Champions At NSA C/D

Nine Teams Participate AT Melas Field In Arlington Heights On 5/28

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Chicago Steel (4-1) came back in the 'if necessary game' to edge Roundin' Third (5-2) 22-20 to win the NSA Men's Class C/D tournament held at Melas Fields in Arlington Heights on May 28th. Head First (2-2) finished in third place with the Wizards (2-2) taking home fourth place from this tournament.
Chicago Steel opened play with a big 32-22 win over Roundin' Third in the first rounds of tournament action. Chicago Steel improved to 2-0 when they posted a narrow 8-7 win over the Wizards up onto the bracket board in their semifinal game of this nine team event.
In the game between the tournament last two remaining unbeaten teams it was Head First falling to Chicago Steel 9-7 giving Chicago Steel the championship of the winners bracket while ensuring them a spot in the tournament's championship game against whichever team that would win the loser's bracket.
That team was Roundin' Third who came full circle from losing their very first game to playing the team that had beaten them earlier in the day in the finals. Roundin' Third came into this game felling that they had something to prove and did just that winning 14-7 to force the playing of the 'if necessary game'. The extra game was a close game as they should be with Chicago Steel winning 22-20 over Roundin' Third to win the tournament title.
Chicago Steel did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quote son how they were able to win this tournament.
Tournament runner up Roundin' Third took the long road to the championship game by losing their very first game to Chicago Steel 32-22. This loss sent Roundin' Third into the loser's bracket were they regrouped quickly and as they met the Road Dawgs from Crystal Lake and posted a 5-3 win onto the bracket board.
Next to exit this tournament at the hands of Roundin' Third was Team Complete who fell by the final score of 7-5. The Wizards were excused from the tournament next by Roundin' Third after absorbing a 21-7 loss.
In the final game of the loser's bracket where the winner earns the right to challenge the undefeated Chicago Steel in the championship game Roundin' Third and Head First went toe to toe with Roundin'' Third getting the better of this day winning 19-11.
It is always a sweet feeling to hand a loss back to the team that put your ball club into the loser's bracket earlier in the tournament and that is exactly what Roundin' Third did as they defeated Chicago Steel 14-7. In the extra game where the winner claims the title and the top prize that goes with that title it was Chicago Steel stopping Roundin' Third 22-20 to send them home with second place from this event.
Roundin' Third did not send Illinois Softball Reports any team information, highlights, stats or quote on how they were able to achieve their success in finishing in second place at this tournament.

Runner up Roundin' Third

NSA Men's Class C/D World Qualifier
Melas Field, Arlington Heights
May 28th, 2005
1
Chicago Steel
4-1
2
Roundin' Third
5-2
3
Head First
2-2
4
Wizards
2-2
5t
Jesse oaks
2-2
5t
Team Complete
1-2
7t
Road Dawgs
0-2
7t
Scrap
0-2
9
Squeeze
0-2




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