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Ipsen International Wins 23rd Annual Worth/USSSA

Eight Teams Participate At Forest Hills Diamonds In Rockford On Aug. 13 & 14

Ispen International Champions of 23rd Annaul Worth/USSSA Women's Class C N.I.T.

ROCKFORD: Ispen International (4-1) from Belvidere won the 23rd Annual Women's Worth/USSSA Class C N.I.T. played at Forest Hills Diamonds in Rockford on August 13th & 14th.
Prime Time (5-3) from Charleston took home second place as the Worth/Northern Diamonds (2-2) from Mc Henry finished in third place and Rosati's Of Wheaton (3-2) from Warrenville taking home fourth place from this National Invitational Tournament.
The champions to be Ispen International opened tournament play with an impressive 9-1 win over Rosati's Of Wheaton in their first game of this eight team event.
In the second round of play it was Ispen International slipping past Add-A-Bath/Demarini from Gurnee in a very close game 6-5. Add-A-Bath/Demarini made it to the second round of the winner's bracket by opening play with a 16-6 win over Prime Time in the first round of action.
In the winner's bracket finals on Saturday afternoon Ispen International and Worth/Northern Diamonds wrestled back and forth for the spot in the finals that automatically goes to the winner with Ispen International edging out Worth/Northern Diamonds by a final score of 5-4. The ladies playing for Worth/Northern Diamonds made it to this game by opening play with a 7-0 forfeit win over Vertex who failed to show up at game time. In the second round the Worth/Northern Diamonds ball club won a wild back and forth high scoring game over Blackhawk Athletic Club 15-14 to move into the winner's bracket finals.
On Sunday Ispen International and Prime Time tangled with Prime Time handing Ispen International a loss 16-11 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 champion.
Ispen International got things going in this game and cruised to an impressive 12-2 win to claim the title to the 23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class C N.I.T.
Ispen did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.
Prime Time took the long way around to get to the finals but they got there just the same by taking advantage of the three game minimum guarantee that this tournament format offered. Prime Time dropped their opening two games before getting everything going as they were defeated by Add-A-Bath/Demarini 16-6 in the first round of play. This loss dropped them into the loser's bracket where they were defeated by Rosati's Of Wheaton 5-2 in their second game. Now with their backs against the wall the ladies from Charleston started their comeback by sending home High Voltage from St Charles after defeating them 11-2.
In their last contest on Saturday Prime Time sent Add-A-Bath/Demarini packing for home after defeating them 17-14 to move into Sunday still alive in this tournament.
On Sunday morning it was Prime Time and Rosati's Of Wheaton tangling with each other and this time Prime time turned the tables on the ladies from Warrenville beating them in a close game 9-8 to advance into the loser's bracket finals of this tournament.
Prime Time and Worth/Northern Diamonds now went toe to toe with the ladies playing out of Charleston winning 8-4 to earn them the right to play in the tournament's championship game.
It is always nice to come into a tournament game as a team on a roll and that would accurately describe Prime Time a in this upcoming game against unbeaten Ispen International. Prime Time used their advantage to post another win onto the bracket board as they defeated Ispen International 16-11 to force the need to have the 'if necessary game' played between these two ball clubs in order to determine which of them would wear the crown as the champion of the23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class C NIT.
In that extra game Prime Time just could not get it done as they fell to Ispen International by a final score of 12-2 and with that loss they had to settle for second place from this tournament.
Prime Time did not supply 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.

23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class C N.I.T.
Forest Hills Diamonds, Rockford
August 13th & 14th, 2005
1
Ipsen International
4-1
2
Prime Time
5-3
3
Northern Diamonds
1-2
4
Rosati's of Wheaton
3-2
5t
Add-a-Bath/Demarini
1-2
5t
Blackhawk Athletic Club
1-2
7
High Voltage
1-2
8
Vertex
No Show

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