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Kinder Sharks Champions Of Worth/USSSA Women's Class A NIT

Seven Teams Play In Three Game Guarantee At Forest Hills Diamonds


Kinder Sharks From Georgia Champions of 23rd Worth/USSSA Women's Class A NIT

ROCKFORD: Kinder Sharks (4-1) from Georgia won the 23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class A NIT played at the Forest Hills Diamonds in Rockford on August 13th & 14th when they defeated Seattle Express (6-2) 18-8 in the 'if necessary game'. The champions earned a paid berth to play at the 2005 USSSA Women's World Series. Incognito Women's Softball (2-2) from Michigan finished in third place with Mad Jacks (1-3) from Minnesota taking home fourth place.
The Kinder Sharks ball club opened tournament play with a big 22-5 win over the Minnesota Thunder-Boltzs from Minnesota in the first round of this seven team event. In the second round the Kinder Sharks met top seeded Diamond Queens from Tennessee and pull off the up set by hanging a 13-2 defeat on the ladies from Tennessee to put them into the winner's bracket finals on Saturday afternoon. The Diamonds Queens received a first round bye to advance into this game against Kinder Sharks.
In the game between the last two remaining unbeaten teams it was Kinder Sharks over Incognito Women's Softball from Michigan by the final score of 17-2 to put Kinder Sharks into Sunday's championship game against whichever team that survives the loser's bracket to earn the right to challenge them in the finals.
On Sunday the Kinder Sharks and Seattle Express took the field to play the championship game and the ladies from Washington hung a 13-7 defeat on the Kinder Sharks to force the need to have the 'if necessary game' played in order to determine which of these two teams would be the champion.
In the deciding game Seattle Express jumped out to a big first inning lead as they scored five runs in the top of the first inning. Kinder Sharks came right back to plate eight huge runs in the bottom of the first inning to make their own statement back to the ladies from Washington. The Kinder Sharks continued to stretch out their lead a little at a time as they pulled away to an 18-8 win to claim the title and the 2005 USSSA Women's World Series berth that goes to the champion.
The Kinder Sharks did nor provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlight or quote son how they were able to win this tournament.
Tournament runner-up Seattle Express opened tournament play with an 18-4 win over Mad Jacks in the first round of tournament play.
In their second round contest Seattle Express stubbed their toe against Incognito Women's Softball losing to them by a score of 3-2 to send them into the loser's bracket of this three game guarantee event.
Seattle Express now squared off with the top seeded Diamonds Queens and sent them packing after beating them 15-5 to advance in the bracket. The Minnesota Thunder-Boltzs were up next with Seattle Express posting another big win winning 17-7.
On Sunday morning with only four teams left in this tournament the ladies from the state of Washington sent Mad Jacks to the parking lot to pack their cars for the trip back home after beating them 13-3 to move forward in this tournament.
In the loser's bracket championship game Seattle Express took a measure of revenge out on Incognito Women's Softball by eliminating the team that had put them into the loser's bracket with an 14-8 win that also gave them the right to challenge unbeaten Kinder Sharks in the title game of this tournament.
Seattle Express made their intentions known to the Kinder Sharks ladies as they defeated the Georgia ball club 13-7 in the first championship game 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 of this tournament.
Seattle Express started out with a big top of the first inning but the Kinder Sharks answered with an even larger bottom of the first inning. From this point on it was the Kinder Sharks slowly pulling away from Seattle Express as the ladies from Seattle were force to except second place after losing the extra game 18-8.

23rd Annual Worth/USSSA Women's Class A N.I.T.
Forest Hills Diamonds, Rockford
August 13th & 14th, 2005
1
Kinder Sharks
4-1
2
Seattle Express
6-2
3
Incognito Women's Softball Club
2-2
4
Mad Jacks
1-3
5t
Minnesota Ice
1-2
5t
Minnesota Thunder Boltzs
1-2
7
Diamond Queens
0-3

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