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Floyd Dailey Wins Louisville Slugger NIT

I.S.A. Class E N.I.T. At Dragon Dome In Pekin On July 23rd & 24th

Floyd Dailey Champions Of Louisville Slugger/ISA Men's Class E N.I.T.

Photo's By Jerry Jackson

PEKIN: Floyd Dailey (5-1) from Pekin came back to double dip Head First ( 3-2) from Normal to win the Louisville Slugger/I.S.A. Men's Class E N.I.T. played at the Dragon Dome Complex in Pekin on July 23rd and 24th with a field of twelve teams that were entered. Studio Traffic (4-2) from Champaign was third, Earps (3-2) from Peoria finished fourth and tying for fifth place were Gabberts (2-2) from Washington and Brass Rail (2-2) from Peoria.
Floyd Dailey received a paid berth to play at the 2005 I.S.A. Men's Class E World Tournament to be held over Labor Day Weekend in Polk County, Florida.
Shane Roan from Floyd Dailey was named as the tournaments 'Most Valuable Player' award. He was joined on the Louisville Slugger All-Tournament team by his teammates Nate Price, Jeremy Dingus, Dick Parker, Mike Behm, Jason Cassidy, and the All-Tournament Team Manager Rick Brock.
Floyd Dailey opened play by receiving a first round bye before taking on and defeating C R Motors from Canton 7-5 in the second round of tournament play. C R Motors made it to this second round contest by defeating C & H from ----- 10-0 in the first round of tournament action.
Now playing in a semifinal game of the winner's bracket on Saturday afternoon Floyd Dailey met and defeated Studio Traffic 8-5 to move into Sunday's undefeated game of the winner's bracket. Studio Traffic made it to this semifinal game by opening the tournament with a first round 13-1 win over C.I.C. from Pekin. In the second round Studio Traffic defeated Earps 4-1 to move into the semifinal round of the winner's bracket.
On Sunday Floyd Dailey and Head First tangles for the first of three meetings on this day with Head First recording a 12-6 win over Floyd Dailey to send the Pekin based ball club into the loser's bracket where they now needed to win three straight games in order to win the 2005 Louisville Slugger Men's Class E N.I.T.
Floyd Dailey played a rematch game with Studio Traffic and bested them for the second time by a final score of 1`4-1 being posted on top the bracket board. His win also earned them the right to have another rematch with Head First with the 2005 I.S.A. Men's Class E World Tournament paid berth going to the champion.
Floyd Dailey wanted to make a statement to the Head First ball club and they did just that by hanging a 14-1 defeat on them and in doing so they evened the tournament at one loss each with the 'if necessary game' being needed in order to determine which of these two team would win the Louisville Slugger Men's Class E N.I.T, and paid world tournament berth that goes to the winner.
The deciding game was close as it should be in such an instance with Floyd Dailey edging out Head First by a single run winning 5-4 to claim the title and the berth to play in Florida over Labor Day Weekend.
Floyd Dailey did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this IISA Men's Class E Louisville Slugger N.I.T.
Tournament runner up Head First was led by the play of Jeremy Surprenant, Josh White, Jason Harden, Jon Hunt, and Best Defensive Player Chad Cline who were all placed on the 2005 ISA Men's Class E Louisville Slugger All-Tournament Team.
Head First received a first round bye in this twelve team tournament before taking on and defeating the Stadium Club from Peoria 10-6 to advance into the semifinal round of this N.I.T. The Stadium Club had advanced into this second round game with Head First by defeating Broad Band Direct from Pekin 9-7 in the first round of tournament play.
Head First defeated Gabberts in their semifinal game on Saturday afternoon 15-5 to move into Sunday morning undefeated game of the winner's bracket. Gabberts made it to the semifinal I in this tournament by opening play with a first round 14-8 win over BWW/Tee Excavating from Plainfield and than they defeated Brass rail 4-3 in the second round to advance into the semifinals of this tournament.
On Sunday morning Head First won the showdown game with Floyd Dailey by a final score of 12-6 to give them the title to the winner's bracket and also assuring them of a spot in the tournament's championship game against whichever team that would emerge from the loser's bracket to challenge them in the finals.
Head First now had to sit and wait until the loser's bracket was complete and when it was a rematch with Floyd Dailey awaited them in the championship game. This afternoon belonged to Floyd Dailey as they upended previously unbeaten Head First 12-3 in the championship game to force the need to have the 'if necessary game' played in order to determine which of these two teams would be the champion. The extra game also went to Floyd Dailey 5-4 as head First was forced to accept second place form the 2005 Louisville Slugger Men's Class ISA N.I.T.
Head First 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.
PEKIN: Floyd Dailey (5-1) from Pekin came back to double dip Head First ( 3-2) from Normal to win the Louisville Slugger/I.S.A. Men's Class E N.I.T. played at the Dragon Dome Complex in Pekin on July 23rd and 24th with a field of twelve teams that were entered. Studio Traffic (4-2) from Champaign was third, Earps (3-2) from Peoria finished fourth and tying for fifth place were Gabberts (2-2) from Washington and Brass Rail (2-2) from Peoria.
Floyd Dailey received a paid berth to play at the 2005 I.S.A. Men's Class E World Tournament to be held over Labor Day Weekend in Polk County, Florida.
Shane Roan from Floyd Dailey was named as the tournaments 'Most Valuable Player' award. He was joined on the Louisville Slugger All-Tournament team by his teammates Nate Price, Jeremy Dingus, Dick Parker, Mike Behm, Jason Cassidy, and the All-Tournament Team Manager Rick Brock.
Floyd Dailey opened play by receiving a first round bye before taking on and defeating C R Motors from Canton 7-5 in the second round of tournament play. C R Motors made it to this second round contest by defeating C & H from ----- 10-0 in the first round of tournament action.
Now playing in a semifinal game of the winner's bracket on Saturday afternoon Floyd Dailey met and defeated Studio Traffic 8-5 to move into Sunday's undefeated game of the winner's bracket. Studio Traffic made it to this semifinal game by opening the tournament with a first round 13-1 win over C.I.C. from Pekin. In the second round Studio Traffic defeated Earps 4-1 to move into the semifinal round of the winner's bracket.
On Sunday Floyd Dailey and Head First tangles for the first of three meetings on this day with Head First recording a 12-6 win over Floyd Dailey to send the Pekin based ball club into the loser's bracket where they now needed to win three straight games in order to win the 2005 Louisville Slugger Men's Class E N.I.T.
Floyd Dailey played a rematch game with Studio Traffic and bested them for the second time by a final score of 1`4-1 being posted on top the bracket board. His win also earned them the right to have another rematch with Head First with the 2005 I.S.A. Men's Class E World Tournament paid berth going to the champion.
Floyd Dailey wanted to make a statement to the Head First ball club and they did just that by hanging a 14-1 defeat on them and in doing so they evened the tournament at one loss each with the 'if necessary game' being needed in order to determine which of these two team would win the Louisville Slugger Men's Class E N.I.T, and paid world tournament berth that goes to the winner.
The deciding game was close as it should be in such an instance with Floyd Dailey edging out Head First by a single run winning 5-4 to claim the title and the berth to play in Florida over Labor Day Weekend.
Floyd Dailey did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this IISA Men's Class E Louisville Slugger N.I.T.
Tournament runner up Head First was led by the play of Jeremy Surprenant, Josh White, Jason Harden, Jon Hunt, and Best Defensive Player Chad Cline who were all placed on the 2005 ISA Men's Class E Louisville Slugger All-Tournament Team.

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