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Liquor Store Champions Of 2005 ISA Open Tavern State

Seven Teams Participant At Route 130 Sports complex In Urbana On 7/9 & 10


URBANA: The Liquor Store went a perfect 4-0 to win the seven team 2005 ISA Men's Open Tavern State Tournament held at the Route 130 Complex in Urbana on July 9th. The champions were led by the play of their shortstop Valachai Turyuck who was named as the most Valuable Player at this tournament. He was joined on the 2005 ISA Men's Open All-Tavern State Tournament Team by his teammates Corey Trone, Chad Tucker, Brian Olson, Chris Dewitt, and Alex Brungarld. Lakota (4-2) came in second place and they were led by the defensive play of Eric Beard who was named as the tournament's 'Gold Glove fielder'. Joining Beard on the 2005 ISA Men's Open Tavern All-State Tournament team were his teammates Jeff Freden, Jared Beedy, Scott Whitt, and Roger Whitt. Third place went to Balls Deep (1-2) and they placed three players on the All-State tournament team, they were; Matt Steinkoenig, Cory Mcleod, and Kenny Brown. Fourth place was taken by Gimme Dat (2-2) who placed two of its players on the 2005 ISA Men's Open All-State Tavern Tournament Team. They were; Damen Marlett and Bob Rourke.
The Liquor Store opened tournament action with a first round game against TJ3/Tracks/Miken and promptly posted a 15-5 win up onto the bracket board to advance into the second round of play.
The Liquor Store ball club now squared off with Lakota and hung an 'L' onto them by the final score of 16-11. This win moved the Liquor Store into the tournaments undefeated game where they met Balls Deep/Pub II. The Liquor Store won this contest by the finals score of 15-9 to move into the championship game of the tournament against whichever team that would emerge from the loser's bracket to challenge them in the finals. Balls Deep/Pub II made it to the winner's bracket finals by opening with a first round bye before taking on and defeating Gimme Dat 14-5 in the second round of tournament play.
The tournament's championship game was rematch of the second round game as the Liquor Store and Lakota squared off with one another for the second time on this Saturday. In an action packed ball game it was the Liquor Store holding off Lakota by a final score of 19-17 to win the 2005 ISA Men's Open Tavern State Tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Liquor Store did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any details, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this 2005 ISA Men's Open Tavern State Tournament.
Tournament runner-up Lakota opened tournament play with a first round win over Slick Rick's from Bloomington 13-3 to advance into the second round of play.
In the second round of Tournamtn action the Lakota ball club tasted defeat as they were beaten by the Liquor Store 16-11 to send them into the loser's bracket where they needed to battle back to get into the finals.
And battle back they did starting with a 19-2 victory over Re Max to start the climb back to the finals. Next it was Lakota sending home Gimme Dat 14-4 as they were gaining momentum as they games went by.
Balls Deep/Pub II was excused next by a final score of 18-3 to give Lakota a chance at getting a little revenge over the team that had put them into the loser's bracket earlier in the day. Lakota gamely tried to keep it rolling but the Liquor Store also had ideas of winning as they held on to defeat Lakota 19-17 to send Lakota home with second place from this tournament.
Lakota did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes from this tournament in which they took second place at.

2005 ISA Open Tavern State Tournament
Route 130 Sports complex, Urbana
July 9th & 10th, 2005
1
Liquor Store
4-0
2
Lakota
4-2
3
Balls Deep
1-2
4
Gimme Dat
2-2
5t
Slick Rick's
1-2
5t
Re Max
0-2
7
TJ3 / Tracks / Miken
0-2



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