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Traffic Wins ASA National Berth

Thirty-one Teams Participate At Majewski Complex In Mt. Prospect

Champions AT ASA National Qualifier (I.S.R. File Photo)

MT PROSPECT: Traffic won the thirty-one team, ASA Men's Sixteen Inch National Qualifier played at the Majewski Complex in Mt. Prospect on June 11th with a perfect 5-0 record. The champions will now be playing at the 2005 ASA Men's Sixteen Inch National Tournament over Labor Day Weekend. Red Star (3-1) took home second place with both Punch (3-1) and the Registers (3-1) tying for third place from this event.
Traffic opened tournament play with a first round contest against the Grasshoppers and they posted a 6-0 win up onto the bracket board to advance into the second round of action.
In their second round game it was the Traffic ball club sending the Kings packing their cars for the trip home by a final score of 6-0. he Kings had advanced to the second round by opening tournament play with a 9-3 win over the Westside Outlaws in the first round of tournament action.
In their quarterfinal game of this tournament Traffic squared off with Menace and promptly posted another victory up onto the bracket as they advanced with a 11-6 win over Menace. Menace made it to the quarterfinals of this tournament by opening play with a 10-2 win over Finger Lickin' Good in the first round before stopping Ten Deep 5-4 in the second round of tournament play.
In their semifinal game of this tournament it was Traffic taking on and defeating the Registers 15-5 t move them into the tournament's championship game. The Registers made it top the semifinal of this tournament by opening play with a first round 11-6 win over the Gladiators. In the second round the Registers stopped Out There 5-2 to advance into the quarterfinal round of the national qualifying tournament. Next the Registers defeated Thunder 5-4 to move into the semifinal round of this qualifier.
In the championship game Traffic and Red Star squared off against each other with Traffic getting the better of it this day winning a close game by the final score of 7-6 to claim the title and the 2005 ASA National Berth that goes with that title.
Traffic did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, highlights or quote son how they were able to win their 2005 ASA National Berth at this tournament.
Tournament runner up Red Star opened play by receiving a first round bye in this thirty-one team event that was seeded by a blind draw. In their first game playing in the second round Red Star meet and defeated the Mavericks 10-4. The Mavericks had advanced into the second round by defeating the Fighting 5th 12-11 in their opener.
In a quarterfinal game of this tournament it was Red Star over the Riddlers 2-1 in a close game. The Riddlers made it to this quarterfinal game by opening play with a 14-3 win over the Flames in the first round of play before stopping the Snappers 2-1 in the second round of action.
In the tournament's semifinal game Red Star and Punch locked horns with each other and Red Star came out on top by a final score of 9-7 to put Red Star into the tournament's championship game. Punch made it to the semifinals by opening against Unknown Players and posting a 16-1 win up onto the bracket board. In the second round Punch met and defeated Binge by a final score of 5-3. In the third round it was Punch over Raiders 13-4 to move them into the semifinal round of play.
The tournaments championship game was close and narrow game that was decided by a single run with Punch coming out on the short end of it losing to Traffic 7-6 and having to settle for second place from this ASA National Qualifying Tournament.
Punch did not provide Illinois Softball Report with any team information, stats, tournament highlights or quotes from their second place finish at this tournament.

2005 ASA Sixteen Inch National Qualifying Tournament
Majewski Complex, Mt. Prospect
June 4th, 2004
1
Traffic
5-0
2
Red Star
3-1
3t
Registers
3-1
3t
Punch
3-1
5t
Thunder
2-1
5t
Menace
2-1
5t
Riddlers
2-1
5t
Raiders
2-1
9t
Jynx
1-1
9t
Out There
1-1
9t
Ten Deep
1-1
9t
Kings
1-1
9t
Mavericks
1-1
9t
Snappers
1-1
9t
Nemesis
1-1
9t
Binge
1-1
17t
Pure Smack
0-1
17t
Rebels
0-1
17t
Impact
0-1
17t
Gladiators
0-1
17t
Lobcocks
0-1
17t
Finger Lickin' Good
0-1
17t
Westside Outlaws
0-1
17t
Grasshoppers
0-1
17t
Fighting 5th
0-1
17t
Flames
0-1
17t
Hangers
0-1
17t
Long Shots
0-1
17t
Mongos
0-1
17t
Young Guns
0-1
17t
Unknown Players
0-1




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