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Fubars Win USSSA Class D In St Charles

Nine Team One Day Tournament At East Side Sports Complex On May 21st

ST CHARLES: Fubars from Elgin (4-1) came back in the 'if necessary game' to upend Lovell's (5-2) from De Kalb 15-4 to win the USSSA Men's Class D National Qualifier played at the East Side Sports Complex In St Charles on May 21st. Plano Legion/Vineyard Liquors(2-2) from Plano took home third place with D.Q. Grill & Chill/Softball Inc.(2-2) from Rockford finishing in fourth place.
Fubars opened play with a 7-0 forfeit win over Krush/46 Zone from Romeoville who no showed at this tournament in the first round of tournament play. In game number two Fubars met and defeated Lovell's 12-8 to put them into the winner's bracket finals.
In the showdown between the tournaments last two remaining unbeaten teams it Fubars getting the better of Plano Legion/Vineyard Liquors 8-6 given them the title to the winner's bracket while assuring Fubars of a spot in the championship game against whichever team that would emerge from the loser's bracket to challenge them in that title game. Plano Legion/Vineyard Liquors made it to this game by opening play with a narrow 7-6 win over the Stallions/Famous Lunchmeat in the first round of play and than they defeated D Q Grill & Chill/Softball Inc 13-8 in their semifinal game of the winner's bracket to get into the winners bracket finals.
As the dust settled back down onto the field of play at the conclusion of the loser's bracket it was Lovell's as the team still standing who would oppose Fubars in that championship showdown. Lovell's need to defeat Fubars twice went to work as they upended the Elgin ball cub with a convincing 15-5 win to force the need to have the extra game played in order to determine which of these two teams would be the tournament champion. Fubars turned the tables on Lovell's and handed them back a resounding loss to claim the title by the finals score of 15-4.
Fubars did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.
Tournament runner-up Lovell's opened play with a 12-6 win over the Hot Shots in their opening contest. Game number two was a loss to Fubars 12-8 sending Lovell's into the loser's bracket.
Lovell's got their ship righted and went to work sending teams packing for home starting with the Stallions/Famous Lunchmeat by the final score of 12-8. D Q Grill & Grill/Softball Incexited the tournament next at the hands of Lovell's after they suffered a 15-2 loss to the De Kalb based ball club. Lovell now needed to win one more game to get back to the championship contest with Fubars and they were now a team on a roll as they rolled over Plano Legion/Vineyard Liquors 16-1 to move into the championship contest.
Lovell's now had the opportunity to extract a little revenge from the team that had put them into the loser's bracket earlier in the day and that is exactly what they did winning by another impressive score with a 15-5 win being posted up onto the bracket board. This win made it necessary to play that extra game where the winner claims the title and Fubars & Lovell's squad off with each other for the third time this day with each team having won one game.
This time the outcome was all Fubars as a tired but game Lovell's ball club fell to them by a final score or 15-4 and had to settle for second place.
Lovell's did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes from this tournament in which they took second place in.

(L) Runner up Lovell's From De Kalb & (R) 4th: D.Q. Grill & Chill/Softball IncFrom Rockford

USSSA Men's Class D National Qualifier
East Side Sports Complex, St Charles
May 21st, 2005
1
Fubars
4-1
2
Lovell's
5-2
3
Plano Legion / Vineyard Liquors
2-2
4
D Q Grill & Chill / Softball Inc.
2-2
5t
Stallions / Furious Lunchmeat
2-2
5t
Hot Shots
1-2
7t
Kwik Star / Active Endeavors
0-2
7tN
Northwest Pallet / Logo King / Boombah
0-2
9
Krush / 46 Zone
No Show




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