Gimmie Dat Wins ASA Men's Class
Seventy Teams Participate At Doods
Fields In Champaign On July 29 - 31
CHAMPAIGN: Gimmie Dat (9-1)
from Kankakee came charging out of the loser's bracket to double
dipped Big Stix (6-2) from Gillespie 11-7 and 19-7 to win the 2005
ASA Men's Class D State title at the Dodds Field Complex in Champaign
on July 29 - 31st. Gimme Dat will now be playing at the 2005 ASA
Men's Class D Eastern National Tournament to be held In Salem, Virginia
over Labor Day Weekend. Larry's A's (5-2) from Macolm was third,
with Rakers Appraisal (7-2) from Carlisle finishing in fourth place.
A fifth place tie went to Wright's Motor Company (5-2) from Danville
and Middle's Open (6-2) from Mahomet, tying for seven place at this
seventy team event were State Farm (5-2) from Champaign and Dairy
Queen (5-2) from Jacksonville. In a tie for ninth place were Litchfield
Moose (5-2) from Litchfield, Benchwarmers (5-2) from Watseka, 0
2 Precision Maintenance (3-2) from Champaign and Ball Busters (3-2)
Gimmie Dat opened play on Friday night with a 12-2 win over Gem
City Pizzeria from Quincy in the first round of tournament action.
On Saturday Gimmie Dat tangles with Miller Lite/Sidelines Sports
Bar & Grill from Effingham and posted a 9-6 win onto the bracket
board to advance. Miller Lite/Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill had
beaten East End from Monticello 11-2 in the first round to move
into this game with Gimmie Dat.
Gimmie Dat than defeated Pinch Penny Pub from Carbondale 14-2 to
move into the semifinals of the winner's bracket in this tournament.
Penny Pinch Pub had beaten QMF from Quincy 11-4 in the first round
and Auto Center 501 from Wood River 7-2 in the second round to move
into their third round contest with Gimmie Dat.
Gimmie Dat and State Farm now went toe to toe on Saturday night
with the winner advancing into the semifinals on Sunday as Gimmie
Dat rose to the occasion winning 19-0 in three innings. State Farm
made it to the quarterfinal game by opening play with a 12-11 win
over Phils from Wood River on Friday night before defeating both
Dan Heche/El Ranchertio/Bud Light/Del Hatters from Effingham 13-9
and Krieger's/Illinois Signal from Quincy 9-3 on Saturday before
losing to Gimmie Dat.
On Sunday morning Gimmie Dat stubbed their toe losing to Larry's
A's 1-0 to drop them into the loser's bracket.
Now playing in the loser's bracket Gimmie Dat needed to run off
a number of consecutive win on Sunday in order to win this tournament
and they started out to do just that as they sent the Middle's Open
to the parking lot first to packing their cars for the trip back
home after beating them 7-6.
Raker's Appraisal was excused from this tournament next as Gimmie
Dat posted a 12-5 win over them to continue their march towards
Now playing in the loser's bracket championship game against the
team that had out them into the loser's bracket earlier in the day
Gimmie Dat took aim at Larry's A's with the possible state title
still in front of them but with revenge in their eyes. Gimmie Dat
jumped out to a quick lead and kept pouring it on winning 17-5 to
get their revenge but more importantly earning the right to challenge
unbeaten Big Stix for the 2005 ASA Men's Class D State Championship.
Gimmie Dat still needed to win two straight games to accomplish
their goal as they took the field of play with Big Stix. In the
first contest it was Gimmie Dat won 11-7 to force the need to have
the 'if necessary game' played between these two ball clubs in order
to determine which of them would be the 2005 ASA Men's Class D Illinois
Gimmie Dat came out hitting the ball in the extra game scoring nineteen
runs and winning 19-7 to claim the title as the 2005 Illinois ASA
Men's Class D State Champions.
Gimmie Dat softball team was led by 2005 ASA Men's Class D All-Tournament
team selections Brian Zirkle, Josh Trammel, Adrian Maiden, and A.J.
Johnson. Gimmie Dat spokesman said, "We had timely hitting
and sparkling defense that was led by our pitcher Shannon May."
Gimmie Dat softball is now planning to do to Salem, Virginia over
Labor Day Weekend to play in the 2005 ASA Eastern Men's Class D
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