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Liquid Vanilla NSA Class E Northern State Champions

Sixteen Teams Particiapte At Melas Fields In Arlington Heights On July 23rd & 24th

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Liquid Vanilla won the sixteen team, N.S.A. Men's Class E Northern Illinois State Tournament held at Melas Fields in Arlington Heights on July 23rd & 24th with a perfect 5-0 record. Recos East Brooklyn (4-2) finished in second place, Peotone Bowl (5-2) was third, and S & P Carpentry (3-2) finished in fourth place with Alpha Park (3-2) and Godley Park District (2-2) tying for fifth place at this tournament.
Liquid Vanilla opened tournament play with a big 18-2 win over Bomber Big Dog in the first round of tournament action. In their second game on Saturday it was Liquid Vanilla squaring off with X-tra bases and when the last out had been recorded the scoreboard read Liquid Vanilla 11 and X-tra bases 7 moving Liquid Vanilla into he semifinal of the winner's bracket. X-tra bases had advanced into this second round contest with Liquid Vanilla by defeating 12" male Review 18-6 in the first round of tournament action.
In Saturday's third game it was Liquid Vanilla and the Godley Park District going at each other with Liquid Vanilla coming out on top by the final score of 10-0 to put them into the winner's bracket finals on Sunday. The Godley Park District made it to this semifinal game of the winner's bracket by opening play with a win over Head First ( no score was reported) in the first round of play before they sent Alpha Park into the loser's bracket in the second round of tournament play by a final score of 10-2.
In the winner's bracket championship game on Sunday morning it was Liquid Vanilla and Recos East Brooklyn going toe to toe with each other and the winner would earn a spot in the tournament's championship game against whichever team emerged from the loser's bracket to challenge them. This was a good game to watch, close by all accounts with both teams having chances to pull ahead, but it was not decided until the last ball had been hit with Liquid Vanilla edging out Recos East Brooklyn 9-8 giving them the title to the winner's bracket.
Now Liquid Vanilla had to sit and wait until the loser's bracket was played out to it's conclusion before knowing who their opponent would be in the championship game. When the dust from the loser's bracket settled back down after the last out had been recorded it was a rematch with Recos East Brooklyn that awaited Liquid Vanilla in the title game.
For the second time on this Sunday Liquid Vanilla and Recos East Brooklyn went at each other and for the second time in a row it was Liquid Vanilla coming out on top as they won the 2005 NSA Men's Class E Northern Illinois State title game 10-5 over Recos East Brooklyn.
Liquid Vanilla did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this state tournament.
Tournamtn runner up Recos East Brooklyn opened tournament play on Saturday morning with a narrow 10-9 win over No Showz Culvers to advance into the second round of tournament action.
In the second round it was Recos East Brooklyn and the Peotone Bowl going at it with each other and Recos East Brooklyn came out on top by the finals score of 22-9 to move them into Saturday's semifinal round of the winner's bracket. The Peotone Bowl made it to this game by winning their first round contest 16-10 over Jim Maloof.
In their semifinal game of the winner's bracket on Saturday afternoon it was Recos East Brooklyn and S & P Carpentry going at it with Recos East Brooklyn coming out on top in this game winning 15-13 to move into Sunday's winner's bracket championship game.
Sunday morning did not start out on the right note for the Recos East Brooklyn ball club as they were edged in a close game by Liquid Vanilla 9-8 to send them down into the loser's bracket finals where they now needed to win three straight games in order to win this tournament.
Recos East Brooklyn won that first game by sending Peotone Bowl home with the third place trophy after beating them 22-9 to earn a second chance to Liquid Vanilla and the 2005 NS Men's Class E Northern Illinois State title.
The championship game went to Liquid Vanilla as Recos East Brooklyn was forced to accept second place from this state tournament after being beaten 10-5 in the deciding game.
Recos East Brooklyn 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 2005 NSA Men's Class E Northern State Tournament.

NSA Men's Class E Northern Illinois Stats Championship
Melas Fields, Arlington Heights
July 23rd & 24th, 2005
1
Viquid Vanilla
5-0
2
Recos east Brooklyn
4-2
3
Peotone Bowl
5-2
4
S & P Carpentry
3-2
5t
Alpha Park
3-2
5t
Godley Park District
2-2
7t
X-tra bases
2-2
7t
AG
2-2
9t
Jim Maloof
1-2
9t
Mt. Hawley
1-2
9t
Head First
1-2
9t
12" Male Review
1-2
13t
No Showz / Culvers
0-2
13t
Army
0-2
13t
Purple Helmets
0-2
13t
Big Dogs
0-2




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