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Lynch Mob wins USSSA Class D/E In Oswego

Seven Teams, One Day Tournament On May 28th At Oswego High School



OSWEGO:
The Lynch Mob from Naperville went a perfect 4-0 to win the seven team USSSA Men's Class D/E Equalizer Tournament held at the Oswego High School in Oswego on May 28th. Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat (2-2) from Lombard took home second place with Joe's On Weed Street/Storm (3-2) from Chicago finishing in third place and Whitey's (1-2) from Oswego taking home fourth place.
The Lynch Mob opened tournament play against Locos in the first round of action and found themselves trailing 13-7 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. It was right here that the Lynch Mob found a way to win by scoring twelve huge runs to take the lead for good. The offensive leaders in this game for the Lynch Mob were Geoff Ruble 4-5, Steve Ston 4-5, and Terry Jackson 3-5.
In game number two against Guerilla Graffix both leads came out hitting but the Lynch Mob struck hardest by scoring ten runs in the third inning to take the lead before have a second big offensive inning in the fifth to put the game out of reach as they won 21-13 to advance into the winners bracket finals. John Carbonaro and Eddie Piacenza made huge defensive plays to keep the Lynch Mob in front as the offensive leaders were Piacenza 4-5, Jeff Foldgers 3-4 and Carbonaro 3-4 in this win.
In the winner's bracket championship game it was the Lynch Mob against the Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat with the Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat jumping out to an early lead 11-4 going in to the bottom of the third inning. The Lynch Mob again had another huge offensive inning scoring ten runs to take the lead 14-11. The Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat battled back to tie the game after six innings of play. The Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat had a man on first with one out when they tried to advance him on a fly ball but Ston peg him out at second to end the inning. The Lynch Mob now only needed to scratch to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning when Terry Jackson stroked a base hit with one out and as moved to second base on a deep fly out. Now with two outs Ruble stepped to the plate and calmly hit a singled to send home the winning run. Offensive leaders in this game for the Lynch Mob were Jeff Carajohn 4-4, Dave Crowder 3-4 with a HR, and Carbonaro 3-4.
Now the Lynch mob had to wait as the loser's bracket was played out to its conclusion before they would know who they were to play in the title contest. When the loser's bracket dust had settled back down on the field of play a rematch with Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat awaited the Lynch Mob in the big game.
This game it was all the Lynch Mob ball club as they shut down the Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat 11-0 in five innings to claim their title and the state & national berths that go with that title. Offensive the Lynch Mob top hitters in this game were Foldgers 2-3 with a HR, Ston 2-2, and Sam Ralston 2-2. Dan Scurr from the Lynch Mob pitched a great tournament fielding everything that was hit up the middle to aid his team cause in this tournament.
Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat made it to the championship game by opening with a first round bye in this seven team event. In their first game they stopped Joe's On Weed Street/Storm 12-8 to move into the winner's bracket championship game. Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat did not fare well in this game coming out on the short end of a 16-15 score in a game against the Lynch Mob to drop them into the loser's bracket championship game.
Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat squared off with Joe's On Weed Street/Strom for the second time as they eliminated the Chicago ball club by a final score of 18-11 to earn a second shot at the Lynch Mob and the tournament title.
But, this was not to be as the championship game was all Lynch Mob as they won easily over Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat 11-0 to send the Lombard team home with the second place rewards from this tournament.
The Stallions/Furious Lunchmeat did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.

Illinois USSSA Men's Class D/E Equalizer Tournament
Oswego High School, Oswego
May 28th, 2005
1
Lynch Mob
4-0
2
Stallions / Furious Lunchmeat
2-2
3
Joe's On Weed Street / Storm
3-2
4
Whitey's
1-2
5t
Guerilla Graffix
1-2
5t
Baccetti's
1-2
7
Locos
0-2


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