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Head First Wins ISA Men's Class E In Urbana

Thirteen Teams Participate At Route 130 Complex On July 16th & 17th


URBANA: Head First won the thirteen team, ISA Men's Class E World Tournament qualifier played at the Route 130 Sports Complex in Urbana on July 16th & 17th with a perfect 4-0 record. The champions earned a berth to play at the 2005 ISA Men's Class E World Tournament to be held at Polk County in Florida on September 2nd through 5th. Academy (6-2) finished in second place with the Brass Rail (3-2) taking home third place and the Southern Knights (3-2) finishing in fourth place.
The champions opened tournament play with a first round bye before taking on and defeating Sudden Impact 13-2 in the second round of tournament play. Sudden Impact had advance into this second round game by defeating Collin & Associates 17-6 in the first round of tournament action.
In their semifinal game of the winner's bracket Head First and Earp's tangled in a defensive struggle with Head First edging out Earp's 6-4 to move into Sunday mornings undefeated game. Earp's made it to this semifinal game by receiving a first round bye before taking on and defeating LAF 17-1 in the second round of tournament play.
On Sunday morning in the game between this tournaments last two remaining unbeaten teams it was Head First and the Brass Rail squaring off with each other. Head First continued their wining ways from Saturday as they posted a 13-6 win up onto the bracket board to assure them a spot in the tournament's championship game against whichever team that would come out of the loser's bracket to challenge them in the finals. The brass Rail made it to this winner's bracket championship game by opening the tournament with a 17-1 win over Bru Cru in the first round and than defeating Academy 11-6 in the second round before finishing off their Saturday with a 10-8 win over Floyd Daley in a semifinal game of the winner's bracket.
Head First now had to sit and wait as the loser's bracket needed to play out before knowing which of the remaining teams would earn the right to oppose them in the title game. When the dust from the loser's bracket finally settled back down unto the field of play it was a match up between Academy and Head First in the championship game.
Head First kept their eyes on the crown as they played Academy in the title game and when the lost out had been recorded Head First held a 7-6 lead to give them the game and the championship to this tournament.
Head First did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any tem information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.
The Academy opened tournament play with a first round win over Father & Son Construction by a final score of 17-3 to advance into the second round of tournament play. It was here that the Academy ball club tasted defeat as they fell to the Brass Rail 11-6 in the second round of tournament play.
Now playing with their backs to the wall in the loser's bracket the academy went to work as they defeated PEP-C 14-3 to advance into the next round.
Pia's fell to the Academy 14-4 in that next game before the Academy closed out their Saturday with a 20-14 win over Earp's
On Sunday morning it was the Academy continuing their winning ways as they defeated Southern Knights in a close game 11-10 to move into the loser's bracket finals. Now the Academy needed to win one more game in order to qualify to play in the championship game and they did just that defeating the Brass Rail in another close one run ball game by the final score of 7-6.
This win put the Academy into the championship game against Head First and for the third straight game on Sunday the Academy ball club played a one run ball game but this time they came out on the short ending losing to Head First 7-6 to finish in second place at this tournament.
The Academy ball club did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they able to achieve their second place finish at this tournament.

ISA Men's Class E World Tournament Qualifier
Route 130 Sports Complex, Urbana
July 16th & 17th, 2005
1
Head First
4-0
2
Academy
6-2
3
Brass Rail
3-2
4
Southern Knights
3-2
5t
Floyd Daley
1-2
5t
Earp's
1-2
7t
Father & Son Construction
2-2
7t
Pia's
2-2
9t
LAF
1-2
9t
Sudden Impact
1-2
9t
PEP-C3
0-2
9t
Collin Aikman
0-2
13
Bru Cru
0-2




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