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Hot Shots Win USSSA Class D/E Eqaulizer In Sugar Grove

Twelve Teams, One Day Event At Sugar Grove Sports Complex

Hot Shots Champions At USSSA D/E Equalizer In Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE: The Hot Shots from Warrenville won the twelve team, one day, USSSA Men's Class D/E Equalizer Tournament held at the Sugar Grove Sports Complex in Sugar Grove on July 9th with a perfect 4-0 record. The champions earned a berth to play at the 2005 USSSA Men's Class D Great lakes national Tournament to be held over Labor Day Weekend in Blaine, Minnesota. Whitey's (5-2) from Oswego finished in second place, Sharpe Softball (3-2) from Romeoville as third, Village Inn (3-2) took home fourth place and both One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar (2-2) from Joliet and Windy City Grill (1-2) from Chicago tied for fifth place at this tournament.
The Hot Shots had received a first round bye before taking on and defeating the Godley Park District in a close game 13-12 to advance into the third round of tournament action. The Godley Park District had won their first round game over Miller Lite/Heroes & Legends from Joliet 18-14 to advance into this game with the Hot Shots.
In their second contest of this tournament it was the Hot Shots tangling with the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar from Joliet and once again the Hot Shot managed to win a one run ball game edging out their Joliet opponent 13-12. The One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar made it to this semifinal game of the winners bracket by opening tournament play with a 16-1 win over the Wild Boys from Oswego in the first round and than defeating Village Inn 13-5 in the second round to advance into the semifinal of this tournament.
In the game between the last two unbeaten team left in this tournament it was the Hot Shots squaring off with Sharpe Softball and for the third game in a row the Hot Shots found a way to win a one run ball game as they sent Sharp Softball to the loser's bracket after posting a 11-10 win onto the bracket board. Sharp Softball made it to this last game between unbeaten teams by opening tournament play with a 24-14 win over J & J in the first round of play. Sharp Softball than won a second round contest over Whitey's 13-30 to move into the semifinals of this tournament. Sharp Softball won their third game in three tries as they sent the Windy City Grill to the loser's bracket after posting a 6-5 win up onto the bracket board to earn their way into the last game between unbeaten teams in this tournament.
Now the Hot Shots needed to sit back and wait as the loser's bracket needed to be complete before they would know which of the remaining teams would emerge as their opponent in the championship game. When the dust settled back down onto the field of play after the final out had been recorded in the loser's bracket it was Whitey's as the team remaining to challenge the Hot Shots in the finals.
The Hot Shots came out focused on the title winning big 24-9 to complete their undefeated run to the title at this tournament.
The Hot Shots did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes from this tournament on how they were able to win this championship.
Tournament runner-up Whitey's did things the hard way by losing their opening game and having to battle back in the ninety degree plus heat all day long. Whitey's had received a first round bye before losing their first contest to Sharp Softball in the second round of tournament play 13-10.
Now facing elimination in every game played Whitey's battled their way back to the championship game starting with a 19-14 victory over Miller Lite/Heroes & Ledgends. Next to exit this tournament at the hands of Whitey's was La Beau's Health Club from Aurora as Whitey's posted a 13-7 win over the onto the bracket board.
One Timer's/30 Buck Sports bar was excused from the tournament next at the hands of Whitey's by a final score of 18-8 as the Oswego ball club continued to roll along through the loser's bracket. Village Inn left the tournament with fourth place after they were beaten by Whitey's 16-12. Now only Sharp Softball the team that had put Whitey's into the loser's bracket in the second round of play stood between Whitey's and the championship game. Despite being tiered and drained from the heat Whitey's took full advantage for gaining some revenge over the team that had put them into the loser's bracket by defeating Sharp Softball 14-11 to move into the championship game.
The final game was more than Whitey's had left in their tanks as they were run over by the Hot Shots 24-9 and with this loss having to settle for second place from this tournament.
Whitey's 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.

USSSA Men's Class D/E Equalizer National Qualifier
Sugar Grove Sports Complex, Sugar Grove
July 9th, 2005
1
Hot Shots
4-0
2
Whitey's
5-2
3
Sharp Softball
3-2
4
Village Pub
3-2
5t
One Timers / 30 Buck Sports Bar
2-2
5t
Windy City Grill
1-2
7t
Labeau's
2-2
7t
J & J
1-2
9t
Godley Park District
1-2
9t
Miller Lite \ Heroes & Legends
0-2
9t
Corner Classic
0-2
9t
Wild Boys
0-2



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