Deadline September 12, 2015
We had a Great turn-out at Hull for the Tournament yesterday. 43 pitchers were ready to battle it out for the Class Championships and Patches. It got a little Hot but it was a Nice day for pitching. Be sure and check out the Big Dog standings Donna Denney is leading the pack with Larry Myers and several others still in the mix. David Kleidosty almost has the Rookie of the Year in the bag but not quite yet Stay tuned for the dash to the end.
We missed Lee Howington as he prepared for his Motherís Funeral after she passed away Friday. Please keep Lee and his Family in your prayers. Also keep Larry Davis in your Prayers as he is battling some Serious Health issues.
The 30 ft. Championship Class needed extra innings to determine the 30 ft. Tournament Champion. Jimmy Coile and Marty Wabich battled to a tie for 1st Place in the regular round after Marty pitched a Smoking Hot 62.5% in their first meeting of the day to win the game. Jimmy got a little help from a fellow club member when Jerry Morris handed Marty a loss to force the playoff between Marty and Jimmy. In the Playoff Jimmy was back on track and avenged his loss from earlier in the day to take the 30 ft. Tournament Championship. Marty took 2nd Place on the back of his Fantastic Day of pitching. Jerry Morris followed them up with a 3rd Place finish.
The 40 ft Championship Class saw Matthew Braswell continue his climb to the top of the 40 ft. Pitchers Standings . Matthew is currently the number two 40 ft pitcher in the GHPA. Matthew only had one loss Saturday as he claimed the 40 Ft. Tournament Championship. Showing that this yearís GHPA State Singles Open Menís Championship will be a Battle Jerry Wingfield Pitched a Smoking Hot 48.00% Ringer Percentage for the day as he took 2nd Place followed by Jeff Coile in 3rd Place.
Karla Harris claimed the Top Spot in the 30 FT. Class A group. Karla survived an early loss to Suzanne Miller to take the Title after Suzanne was defeated by Maria McIntyre in her last game of the day. Regina Hawes had a Great Day taking the 2nd Place spot by half a game over Suzanne Miller who took 3rd Place.
In the 40 Ft. Class A group we had a three way tie for 1st after Trace Mason, Jack Lester and Ronnie Miller wound up tied with 4 and 1 records. Trace recovered from an early loss to Ronnie to make the playoff while Ronnie lost by just one point to Arch Rival Jack to blow his chance at a clean title. Jack also blew his shot at the title without a playoff when Trace handed him his one loss of the first round. In the Playoff Ronnie and Jack played first and Ronnie jumped out to a nice lead before Jack got his game going. Ronnie survived Jackís charge to move on to face Trace in the finals. Trace made sure there wasnít a repeat of the earlier game with Ronnie. Trace was trailing by seven points at ten shoes when he went on a rampage pitching eight ringers in a row to blow the game open and cement the 40 Ft. Class A Championship on the back of a 57.5% Game. Great Job Trace You Pitched a Great Tournament. Ronnie took some solace in finishing ahead of Jack in 2nd Place while Jack took home 3rd Place.
Regina Bonner continues to shine as she took the 30 Ft. Class C Championship. Regina had a Great day only losing one game on the way to the title. Andrea Defoe was right behind Regina showcasing another fine day of pitching in taking 2nd Place. Jean Bullington had a Nice Day while taking 3rd Place.
Jim Haley only had one small blemish to his day and that was a Tie with Doug DeFoe in his first game. Jim survived that to go on and win the rest of his games and take 1st Place in the 40 Ft. Class B group. AW Wetherford was nipping on Jimís heels finishing up half a game out of a tie and playoff with Jim as he took 2nd Place. Fred Bennet capped off a good day on the courts with his 3rd Place finish.
Tony Mayberry goy that Elusive first Class Champion Patch in Class C. Tony was on target all day losing only one game on the way to the title and that was his first game of the day. After that Tony survived some very close games including a two point victory over Sue Evans. The game between Tony and Sue wound up being the deciding game as Sue finished just one game back of Tony in 2nd Place. Chuck Sandman was one game back of Sue in 3rd Place. The most excited person in Class C may have been Maxi Reedtz when she pitched her first ever 30% game. Way to go everyone yaíll did Great.
Next week we will be having our GHPA Interleague Tournament in Perry. If you are eligible to pitch in this tournament your club President should let you know. Everyone is welcome to come watch and help keep score as this always a fun tournament. Our next Open Tournament will the Hard Rock Happening at the Lawrenceville courts on September 12th.