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Culver's Win USSSA Class E NIT

5-0 In Four Team Round Robin Format With Playoffs


ROCKFORD: Culver's from Byron won the 23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class E NIT with a perfect 5-0 record. The champions were led to the title by the play of Terri Roemer who was named as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Thee other players from Culver were also named to the All-Tournament team and they were Kelly Kloepping, Pam Huges and Debbie Murray. Head First (2-3) finished in second place and they were led to that finish by the play of Liz McCully who was named as the 'Defensive MVP' of the tournament as her teammate Amy Browne also joined her on the all-Tournament team. Rebels (2-2) finished in third place with Shooter's North (0-4) taking home fourth place
Culver's opened the round robin play with a 15-6 win over the Rebels in the first round of tournament action. Culver's improved to 2-0 with a 19-5 win over Head First in the second rotation of the round robin. Culvers complete their undefeated sweep of the round robin portion of the tournament by posting a 19-6 win over Shooters North on Saturday.
On Sunday in a single elimination format the top seeded team played the fourth seeded team based on Saturday's pool play results and Culver's again posted a victory onto the bracket board as they narrowly escaped with an 12-11 win over Shooter's North to put them into the championship game of this tournament. Culver's completed their undefeated run to the championship by beating Head First 13-2 in the title game.
Culver did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to achieve their victory in winning this tournament.
Tournament runner-up Head First opened play on Saturday with an 8-7 win over Shooter's North in the first round of tournament pool play. The ladies from Crete dropped their second contest to Culver's by a final score of 19-5 to even their record at one win and one loss in pool play. In Saturday's third and final game of the pool play portion of this tournament it was Head First losing to the Rebels 12-1 as the ladies from Crete finished with a 1-2 pool play record and the third seed in Sunday's single elimination tournament for the championship.
On Sunday morning Head First met the Rebels and they pulled off the upset stopping the Rebels by a final score of 13-11 to advance into the championship game against unbeaten Culver's.
Head First dream of upending Culver's ended at this point in time as they lost to Culvers 13-2 to finish in second place at this tournament.
Head First did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team highlights, stats, information or quotes on how they were able to achieve their second place finish at the 23rd annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class E N.I.T.

23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class E N.I.T.
H.C.C. & Forest Hills Diamonds, Rockford
August 13th & 14th, 2005
1
Culver's
5-0
2
Head First
2-3
3
Rebels
2-2
4
Shooter's North
0-4

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