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Dragon's Dome Wins ISA Class C State

Eight Teams Participate At Four Seasons Complex In Springfield


Dragon's Dome ISA Class C State Champs - I.S.R. File Photo

SPRINGFIELD: Team Dragon's Dome from Pekin ran the table on the field of eight teams at the 2005 ISA Men's Class C State Tournament held at the Four Season Complex in Springfield on August 6th. Dragon's Dome will be playing at the 2005 ISA Men's Class C World Tournament to be held in Loudin, Virginia on August 26th through 28th. Chad Tucker (.800) from the Dragon's Dome softball club was named as the 'Most Valuable Player' in this year's state tournament. Total Havoc (4-2) from Springfield finished in second place, Miller Lite (2-2) from Springfield took home third place with Primetime (2-2) from Joliet taking home fourth place honors from this state tournament.
Dragon's Dome opened tournament play with a real squeaker scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as Sean Polsten and Vee Tunyuck stroked base hits before Art Jackson unloaded the game winning walk off home run to give his Dragon's Dome ball club a 10-9 win over Total Havoc in the first round of play. The top hitters for the Dragon's Dome ball club in this game were Tunyuck with 3 hits including a HR, Chad Tucker with 2 hits as Brian Olson and John Drowns both homered for the victorious Dragon's Dome in this game.
In their semifinal contest of this tournament the Dragon's Dome ball club squared off with Primetime in another one run ball game as Dragon's Dome came away with an 18-17 win to move into the winner's bracket finals. Dragon's Dome was led at the plate during this win by the hitting of Jackson who led the way going 5-5 with a HR, Tunyuck had another outstanding game going 4-5 with a HR and Tucker, Tracy Grimm (HR) and John Drowns all added three hits each with Olson and Bobby Gustafson each chipping in with a home run to aid in the winning effort. Primetime had advance into this game by defeating Nudo from Springfield 22-6 in the first round of tournament play.
Things looked bleak for the Dragon's Dome as the Miller Lite ball club jumped all over them with a fourteen run first inning to take a commanding lead. Dragon's Dome chipped away at this big lead while using their defense to keep the Miller Lite squad in check until the sixth inning when the Dragon's Dome ball club had their big inning with the stick scoring eleven runs on their way to a 24-21 win to assure them of a spot in the championship game against which ever team that would win the loser's bracket to oppose them in the finals. Dragon's Dome top hitters in this win were Tucker going 5-5 with a HR, as his teammates Tunyuck, Jackson and Gustafson (HR) all added four hits each during this game as Olson, Grimm (2 HR), Waylon Logsdon and Drowns (HR) all had three hits each for the victors. Miller Lite made it to this game by opening play with a first round 15-10 win over Jibby's from Springfield before stopping Players from Canton 15-11 in the second round of play to move into the tournament's undefeated game against Dragon's Dome.
Now Dragon's Dome had to sit and watch as the loser's bracket needed to be complete before they would know who their opponent would be in the title game and when the last out had been record into the official's scorers book a rematch with round one opponent Team Havoc was on tap for the Dragon's Dome in the championship game.
Just like their first contest between these two teams this one was decide by one run with Dragon's Dome coming out on top by a final score of 18-17 as they claimed their 2005 ISA Men's Class C State title. Tunyuck led the way in this win with five hits including a HR as Jackson, Olson and Drowns (HR) all stroked four hits each as Brian Trammell, Tucker and Grimm all hit home runs for the Dragon's Dome ball club in the title game.
For the tournament the Dragon's Dome ball club was led by the hitting of Chad Tucker (.800), Vee Tunyuck (.750), Art Jackson (.700), John Drowns (.688) and Brian Olson (.667).
Tournament runner up Total Havoc did things the hard way by losing their very first game before running off four straight wins in the loser's bracket to get into the championship game.
Total Havoc dropped their first round contest to the eventual champions Dragon's Dome 10-9 on a walk off, three run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to start their day off on a sourer note.
Now playing in the loser's bracket Team havoc showed their true metal as they disposed of Nudo first in another one run ball game winning 22-21 to advance in the bracket.
Next up was a contest with Players and Total Havoc started to find their stride during this game as the won big by a final score of 19-8 to continue the advancement through the loser's bracket.
Primetime was excused fro the tournament next with fourth place after Total Havoc beat them 20-5 to move into the loser's bracket championship game.
Now one game to go with the winner earning the right to oppose unbeaten Dragon's Dome in the title game Team Havoc and Miller Lite locked horns in a high scoring affair that was win by Team Havoc over Miller Lite by the final score of 32-16. This win earned them the opportunity to challenge unbeaten Dragon's Dome in the finals game of the tournament.
Both their first round head to head game and the championship game between Total Havoc and Dragon's Dome were decided by a single run with the Pekin ball club coming out on top both times as Total Havoc was forced to accept the second place team trophy from this state tournament after falling to the Dragon's Dome 18-17 in the final game.
Total Havoc did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to finish in second place at this 2005 ISA Men's Class C Illinois State Tournament.

2005 ISA Men's Class C State Tournament
Four Season's Complex, Springfield
August 6th, 2005
1
Dragon's Dome
4-0
2
Total Havoc
4-2
3
Miller Lite
2-2
4
Primetime
2-2
5t
Silkworm
1-2
5t
Players
1-2
7t
Jibby's
0-2
7t
Nudo
0-2


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