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One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar Wins USSSA Class E

Fourteen Teams Participate On July 30th At Byron Sports Complex


BYRON: One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar from Joliet traveled to the Byron Sports Complex in Byron on July 30th to win the fourteen team USSSA Men's Class E Great Lakes national Qualifying Tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. The B.A.C. Greyhounds (5-2) finished in second place, Neighbors bar & Grill/Iverson (2-2) was third, Brunns Construction (4-2) was fourth with both TR Excavating (3-2) and Maplehurst Farms/AHH (2-2) finishing in a tie for fifth place at this tournament. One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar received a berth to play at the 2005 USSSA Great Lakes Men's Class E National to be held over Labor Day Weekend in Waterloo, Iowa.
One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar received a first round bye before taking on and defeating Souses/Kamaili 8-3 in the second round of tournament action advancing the Joliet ball club into the semifinal of the winner's bracket in this tournament. Souses/Kamaili had won their first round game over Andy's Hauling/Eli 16-15 to advance into this second round contest with the One Timers/30 Buck ball club.
One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar upped their tournament record to 2-0 with a narrow one run win over Maplehurst Farms/AHH by the final score of 3-2 to put them into the winner's bracket finals. Maplehurst Farms/AHH made it into this semifinal contest with the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar ball club by opening the tournament with an impressive 2-0 win over Royal Blue Restaurant/Blackhawk Veterinarian in the first round before stopping T.R. Excavating 7-2 in the second round of tournament play.
In the game between the tournament last two remaining unbeaten teams it was the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar and Neighbors Bar & Grill/Iverson squaring off with each other as the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar got the better of it in this game winning 6-3. Neighbors Bar & Grill/Iverson made it to this game by opening tournament play with a forfeit win over FMC Roofing who failed to field a team at game time in the first round of play. In their second game it was Neighbors Bar & Grill/Iverson over Brunns Construction 11-6. In their semifinal game of the winner's bracket the tournament Neighbors Bar & Grill/Iverson stopped B.A.C. Greyhounds 10-9 to move into the tournament last game between undefeated teams when they tangled with the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar ball club.
Now the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar ball club needed to sit and wait until the loser's bracket had been played out to its conclusion before knowing which of the remaining team would emerge as their opponent in the championship game. When the final out had been recorded and only one team remained the One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar knew now that they would be playing B.A.C. Greyhounds in the championship game.
One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar kept their eyes on the team goal of completing this tournament undefeated as they stopped B.A.C. Greyhounds cold defeating them 12-2 to earn the championship at this tournament and also the berth to play at the national tournament in Iowa over Labor Day Weekend.
One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to win this tournament.
Tournament runner up B.A.C. Greyhounds took a long route to get to the championship game but they got there just the same. B.A.C. Greyhounds opened play with a 10-1 win over Second String in the first round of tournament action to advance into the second round of play. B.A.C. Greyhounds than defeated Triple Play Sports 11-8 in the second round, to move into the semifinal round of this event.
It was here that B.A.C. Greyhounds stubbed their toe losing to Neighbor's Bar & Grill/Iverson in a close game by a final score of 10-9 sending them into the loser's bracket as they started to battle their way back into the finals of this tournament by defeating T.R. Excavating 16-1 to advance in the bracket.
Brunns Construction was show the door next by the B.A.C. Greyhounds who beat them 12-2 as they continued to advance towards the finals. Now only a rematch with the team that had put B.A.C. Greyhounds into the loser's bracket earlier in the day, the Neighbors Bar & Grill/Iverson ball club stood between B.A.C. Greyhounds and the championship game. B.A.C. Greyhounds was up to the task at hand as they defeated Neighbors Bar & Grill/Iverson 13-5 taking that pound of flesh with time as they moved into the tournament's championship game against unbeaten One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar.
Maybe it was playing their seventh game of the day or maybe it was the better team won but B.A.C. Greyhounds hit the wall while losing to One Timers/30 Buck Sports Bar 12-2 in the finals to finish in second place at this tournament.
B.A.C. Greyhounds did not supply Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quotes on how they were able to finish in second place at this national qualifying tournament.

USSSA Men's Class E Great Lakes national Qualifier
Byron Sports Complex, Byron
July 30th, 2005
1
One Timers / 30 Buck Sports Bar
4-0
2
B.A.C. Greyhounds
5-2
3
Neighbor's Bar & Grill / Iverson
2-2
4
Brunns Construction
4-2
5t
T.R. Excavating
3-2
5t
Maplehurst / AHH
2-2
7t
Triple Play Sports
1-2
7t
Harlem Road Automotive
1-2
9t
Souses / Kamaili / Pigminds
1-2
9t
Tiger Tail Lounge
1-2
9t
Second String
0-2
9t
Andy's Hauling / Elite Gutter
0-2
13t
Royal Blue Restaurant / Blackhawk Veterinarian
0-2
13t
FMC Roofing
No Show



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