D&T Electric Giants win 2009 Cubs Tournament

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The D&T Electric Giants captured the 2009 McCook Midget Baseball Association Cubs Division Tournament.

The tournament took place Thursday through Sunday at Felling Field.

No. 8 McCook National Bank Astros 7,

No. 9 First Central Bank Cardinals 0

The regular season is over and now each team has a clean slate for the ultimate destiny of playing for the championship.

The Cardinals were able to get their lead-off batter, Dustin Payton on with a double and advanced to third but that was all.

The Astros produced four hits in the scoring which resulted in two runs to give them a 2-0 lead after one.

The Cardinals had the bases loaded but were left stranded in the second while the Astros went down in order.

The Cardinals could not get things going in the third. A two-out rally scored two for Astros increasing their lead to 4-0.

One more time, the Cardinals loaded the bases but again left them on base. Astros in their half of the fourth push three more runs across for 7-0 as they cruise to victory.

Astros leading hitters: Logan Kircher single, Zach Strecker single and double, Stephen Kirk two singles and double.

Cardinals leading hitters: Dustin Payton double, Spencer Leitner, Riley Loop, Connor Lepper and Luke Lichty all with singles, Greg Gaston two singles.

No. 6 Lifetime Eyecare Rockies 6,

No. 11 Miller & Associates Red Sox 5

Rockies got off to a fast scoring two runs in the first and second innings and holding Red Sox scoreless.

Both teams did not score in the third. In the fourth, Andrew Messersmith scored one for the Red Sox and Rockies did not score but they still led 4-1.

Things got exciting in the fifth, two runs score on Red Sox Kasey Taylor's triple and he would score on Brandon Smith's single the next three batters drew walks which brought home Smith and the next batter struck out but the Red Sox had gone ahead 5-4.

Rockies leading hitters: Travis Wallen double and single, Gavin Klie double

Red Sox leading hitters: Kasey Taylor triple, Andrew Lucero and Kaden VanPelt singles each.

No. 7 McCook Clinic Royals 12,

No. 10 Stewart Construction Athletics 5

After two innings, the Royals led 4-2. In the third, the Athletics lead-off batter walked and eventually scored the only run.

The Royals were selective in the batters box and drew five walks in the inning and scored six runs to take a commanding 10-4 lead.

Both teams would score two more runs each in the game. Royals move on to play against the Twins while the Athletics dropped down to the elimination bracket.

Royals leading hitters: Bryson Kool double, Isaac Langan two singles, Kaden Sitzman triple, Eric Langan single.

Athletics leading hitters: Drew Hoffman single, Mike Lord double.

No. 6 Lifetime Eyecare Rockies 11,

No. 3 Community Hospital Reds 1

Travis Wallen got things going for the Rockies with a single and eventually scored giving them a 1-0 lead they were able to retire the Reds in order in the first. The Rockies scored used a combination of hits and walks to get five runs across to take a 6-0 advantage.

Noah Hofman hit a single and scored on Jaden's Clark single to give the Reds their only run of the game.

The Rockies were able to score five more runs in the third for a 10-run lead.

The Reds were able to load the bases with two outs in the fourth but could not get a run in. The Rockies win the game after the fourth by the run rule 11-1.

Rockies leading hitters: Travis Wallen single, double and triple, Gavin Klie single, Matt Carfield two singles, Tayler Williams and Erik Eiler two singles each. Delton Ulmer double.

Reds leading hitters: Bryce Lyons double, Noah Hofman, Tristen Kasten and Jaden Clark singles each

No. 2 School Reflection Twins 11

No. 7 McCook Clinic Royals 9

The Royals went one-two-three in the first while the Twins were able to score one when David Jaramillo hit Darius Williams home.

The Royals loaded the bases on all walks and scored one to tie the game and held the Twins scoreless. The Royals pounded four hits in the third and scored four times and held the Twins to only one run to give them a 5-2 lead.

In the fourth inning, the Royals could not get any runners on while Twins exploded for nine runs in their half of the inning to retake the lead 11-5.

Kaden Sitzman, Peyton Stagemeyer and Eric Langan had hits for the Royals in the fifth and scored four runs, but fell short losing 11-9.

Twins leading hitters: David Jaramillo two singles and double, Caleb Sheets double, Spencer Powell triple, Isaac Larson single, Jerimeiah Jaramillo single.

Royals leading hitters: Isaac Langan single, Kaden Sitzman triple and single, Peyton Stagemeyer and Eric Langan double and single each.

No. 1 B&M Drywall Braves 6

No. 8 McCook National Bank Astros 4

When these two teams met in the late part of the regular season it was a one run game. Astros went down in order in the first while Braves jumped to a quick 4-0 lead.

In the second, the Astros got the bases loaded and scored one while sending Braves down in order.

Logan Kircher, Dustin Bredvick and Zach Strecker were the first three batters for the Astros got on to start the third all would score to tie the game 4-4.

Jared Bryant lead-off batter in the third walked and Trevor Matson single put runners on for Braves and they would score when other teammates drew walks this put Braves back on top 6-4 and that would be all they needed to capture the win.

Braves leading hitters: Bryson Trew, Jared Bryant, Sean Tolliver each with singles, Trevor Matson single and double

Astros leading hitters: Logan Kircher, Dustin Bredvick, Kyle Geisler all with singles, Kaleb Tuxhorn double.

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 4,

No. 5 Century 21 Indians 3

A low scoring affair where defense and pitching for the most part played out big in the outcome of this game. The Giants scored their runs in the second and third innings while holding Indians scoreless.

The Indians scored twice in the fourth and stranded runners on third and second in the fifth. The Giants able to escape with a 4-3 win.

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suda, Max Allen both with singles, Jonah Peterson double.

Indians leading hitters: Easton Gillen single, Chance Koetter triple.

No. 9 First Central Bank Cardinals 11,

No. 3 Community Hospital Reds 10

The Cardinals got things going in the first with two doubles and both players scoring to give them an early lead. The Reds got right into the game with two hits and scored three times.

In the second inning, the Cardinals' Dustin Payton hits a triple to clear the bases and put the Cardinals back in the lead 5-3. Walks helped Reds in their half of the inning and scored three times to take back the lead 6-5.

The Cardinals in the third kept the offense going and scored three again for another reversal in the lead 8-6.

The Reds were not ready to give up the battle, Bryce Lyons led the comeback with a double and Reds scored three runs to recapture the lead again 9-8.

The Cardinals scored twice in the fourth and held the Reds scoreless for yet another lead change 10-9.

Both teams would score once in the fifth with the Cardinals getting the upset 11-10 and ending the Reds season.

Cardinals leading hitters: Dustin Payton triple and double, Riley Loop two doubles, Jacob Fritsche double and single, Luke Lichty three singles and Marcus Echhardt single.

Reds leading hitters: Nate Ulrich two singles, Bryce Lyons triple and two doubles and Jaden Clark single.

No. 8 McCook National Bank Astros 11,

No. 11 Miller & Associates Red Sox 7

Astros took an early lead 2-0 lead in the first inning and both teams did not score in the second. In the third, the Red Sox scored twice and had the bases loaded but left them on base but they did hold the Astros from scoring so we had a 2-2 ballgame after three.

Red Sox pitching could not find the zone in the fourth walking seven Astros and they ended up scoring eight runs for a 10-2 lead. The Red Sox would edge a little closer by scoring two runs making it 10-4.

In the fifth, the Astros added an insurance run for 11-4 lead and that was more than enough as the Red Sox could only put up three runs and end their season with 11-7 loss.

Astros leading hitters: Logan Kircher two singles, Dustin Bredvick, Zach Strecker, Stephen Kirk, Kasey Hahn all with singles.

Red Sox leading hitters: Kasey Taylor triple and two singles, Kyle VanPelt double, Andrew Messersmith two singles, Brandon Smith and Tony Luccero each with singles.

No. 5 Century 21 Indians 14,

No. 10 Stewart Construction Athletics 1

The Athletics struggled to get base runners and could only get one run across and that came in the third inning. The Indians took advantage of the walks and also got some hits off the Athletics pitching and scored in every inning.

They kept dancing with the 14-1 and would take on the Astros in their next game.

Indians leading hitters: Easton Gillen, Chance Koetter and Alex Graff all with singles, Cole Leach three singles, Darrell Scott and Dalton Goodenberger two singles each, Colton Lashley double and single.

Athletics leading hitters: Drew Hoffman single.

No. 1 B&M Drywall Braves 10,

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 9

The Giants got off to good start scoring three runs in their half of the inning. Not to be out done the Braves did the same thing in their half to toe the game 3-3.

In the second the Giants continued their streak while putting four runs across and put the Braves down in order.

In the third, the Giants went one-two-three while the Braves loaded the bases and Trevor Matson comes to the plate and gets the pitch he wants and cranks a grand slam home run to tie the game at 7-7.

In the fourth inning, the bottom of the lineup came through. The Giants scored two runs while the Braves go three up three down. The Giants were not able to add to their lead in the fifth.

Down by two and last time at bat for the Braves they needed to get something done and they did on a two out rally they end up scoring three to win the game 10-9.

Braves leading hitters: Trevor Matson home run and two singles, Bret Baumbach two singles

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suda, Max Allen, Jonah Peterson two singles each, Frankie Williams, Mitchell Reitz, Dawson Brunswick and Austin Martin both with singles.

No. 6 Lifetime Eyecare Rockies 9,

No. 2 School Reflections Twins 5

In the other winner's bracket game, the No. 2 seed played the No. 6 seed. Rockies wasted no time and scored three runs in the first while the Twins answered with two runs.

The Rockies scored two runs in the second while the Twins scored once for a 5-3 lead for the Rockies. Neither team scored in the third.

The Rockies were not able to get base runners in the fourth while the middle of the batting order produced two runs for Twins to knot the game at 5-5.

The Rockies got rolling again in the fifth scoring four times and held the Twins who had two runners on with two outs to seize the victory 9-5.

Rockies leading hitters: Travis Wallen, Gavin Klie, Matt Carfield, Dalton Koetter, Taylor Williams and Eric Eiler.

Giants leading hitters: Darius Williams, Caleb Sheets, Spencer Powell and Trae Heathers.

No. 9 First Central Bank Cardinals 8,

No. 7 McCook Clinic Royals 3

The Royals scored all their runs in the first inning and had some opportunities in later innings but could not get any runs in.

The Cardinals scored four runs in the second on two hits and scored four more runs in the fifth to clinch the win 8-3.

Cardinals leading hitters: Riley Loop three singles, Jacob Fritsche, Connor Lepper and Dunncan Fassler all with singles, Luke Lichty triple.

Royals leading hitters: Levi Baughman, Andrew Aguilar and Ethan Sims all with singles, Isaac Langan and Kaden Sitzman two singles each.

No. 8 McCook National Bank Astros 10,

No. 5 Century 21 Indians 0

The Astros pitching was very effective in this game as they recorded nine strikeouts and the defense only allowed five base runners in the game as they shutout the Indians.

Offensively, the Astros scored in every inning and pull the upset 10-0 ending the Indians season with the game being called after four innings with the run rule.

Astros leading hitters: Logan Kircher two singles and double, Dustin Bredvick single and double, Kaleb Tuxhorn two singles, Zach Strecker and Chandler Witt each with single.

Indians leading hitters: Cole Leach double and single, Dalten Goodenberger and Nick Fuchuck single each.

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 23,

No. 9 First Central Bank Cardinals 13

Just by the signs of the first inning you could tell this one was going to be a high scoring affair. The Giants sent the entire batting order to the plate in their half of the inning and came away with five runs.

The Cardinals first three batters got on base and each scored coming within two runs. Giants batted around again and scored eight runs to go up 13-3 while the Cardinals did not score.

The Giants' bats came alive in third collecting five hits and scoring four runs. Cardinals decided if the Giants could bat around they could too and scored 10 runs. The Giants added six more runs in the fourth to pull away with a 23-13 win.

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suds two singles and double, Max Allen two singles, Mitchell Reitz two doubles and two singles, Frankie Williams three singles, Jonah Peterson double and single, Matt Macfee two singles and double, Dawson Brunseick and Austin Martin two singles and Luke Peterson single.

Cardinals leading hitters: Dustin Peyton double and single, Riley Loop triple and double, Greg Gaston, Connor Lepper and Marcus Eckhardt all with singles.

No. 2 School Reflection Twins 4,

No. 8 McCook National Bank Astros 3

Logan Kircher led off with a single and scored for the Astros to give them an early advance with the Twins coming to bat. They answered right back when Darius Williams scored on Spence Powell's double to tie the game 1-1 after one.

Neither team would score in the second. The lead-off batter for the Astros got on and eventually scored while the same results happened for the Twins and the game is tied again 2-2.

In the fourth, the lead-off batter gets on for the Astros and again scores. The Twins get three hits and score two runs to take their first lead of the game 4-3 and then put the Astros down in order in the fifth to collect the win.

Twins leading hitters: Darius Williams, David Jaramillo, Isaac Larson all with singles, Spencer Powell two singles and double.

Astros leading hitters: Logan Kircher, Dustin Bredvick both with singles, Zach Strecker two singles

No. 6 Lifetime Eyecare Rockies 12,

No. 1 B&M Drywall Braves 9

One of these teams would get the luxury of rest and relaxation if they win and the loser would have to play back to back and possibly back if they were to win the tournament.

The Rockies could not get anything going in the first while the Braves got a two out rally started and scored three runs. Sometimes if you watch and learn you can do the same thing and that is what the Rockies did when they got a two out rally going however they scored five runs.

The Braves get bases loaded in bottom of second and score two runs to tie the game 5-5. Rockies middle of the lineup produces two runs while Braves were able to score three and move ahead 8-7. Rockies score one on Matt Carfield's run batted in to tie the game 8-8.

Trevor Matson scores for the Braves in the fourth and know all they have to do is hold the Rockies and they win. The bottom of the lineup is due up for the Rockies and they help in securing four runs for them to take the lead 12-9.

Rockies leading hitters: Gavin Klie two singles, Matt Carfield two doubles and single, Taylor Williams double and single.

Braves leading hitters: Bryson Trew, Bret Baumbach, Luke Curl two singles each, Trevor Matson three singles, Logan Bunger single.

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 9,

No. 2 School Reflection Twins 1

Pitching for the Giants was fantastic as they recorded 11 strikeouts and were in control most of the game except in the third inning when bases were loaded however they got out of that jam with no runs scored.

The Twins scored their only run in the fourth. Giants scored in the first second and fourth innings. Giants cruised to victory and are one game away to possibly be playing for the title.

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suda and Mitchell Reitz two singles each, Max Allen, Frankie Williams both with singles.

Twins leading hitters: Darius Williams double, Caleb Sheets, Spencer Powell and Isaac Larson all with single, Jeremiah Jaramillo two singles.

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 13,

No. 1 B&M Drywall Braves 7

These two teams meet again in the tournament, the first time the Braves won by one, the winner of this game gets to play in the championship game to take on the Rockies and the loser we all know what happens there.

The Giants get rolling in the first scoring three runs on three hits while the Braves walk in two runs.

In the second, Giants load the bases with one out and get two runs in for a 5-2 lead. Braves get a two rally going and score four runs to take the 6-5. First two batters for the Giants in the third get put out but the Giants scored a run and hold the Braves to have a tie game.

The Giants get a spark in the fourth scoring four times to take back the lead while the Braves could only score once. Insurance runs were added in the fifth for the Giants getting three more and push the score to 13-7 which would end up being the final score.

The Giants continued their hot streak coming through the elimination bracket and now has the chance to play for the championship.

The Braves have nothing to hang their heads over they finished as the 2009 league champions. It's been a few years since the league champions have won the tournament as well.

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suda and Mitchell Reitz two singles, Max Allen two singles and double, Frankie Williams, Matt Macfee, John Slaby and Dawson Brunswick all with singles, Luke Peterson double.

Braves leading hitters: Bryson Trew double and single, Bret Baumbach and Devin Flaherty single each.

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 11,

No. 6 Lifetime Eyecare Rockies 6

Two teams that you may not have expected in the championship game but if one went back through the weekly standings neither of these teams were far from the hunt and both finished the season with identical records.

The Rockies are the only undefeated team left in the tournament so if the Giants are to win it all they will have to do so back to back.

The Giants scored three runs in the first but Rockies come back with three of their own for a 3-3 tie after one.

In the second, Giants lead-off batter draws a walk and makes it around the bases to score and the defense puts the Rockies down in order.

The Giants got rolling in the third with four hits that produces four runs and gives them a 9-3 lead. The Rockies were able to get runners on third and second but no farther.

The Giants able to come up with two more runs in the fourth and Rockies get a little offense going and score three runs but trail 11-6 going into the fifth.

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suda double and single, Matt Macfee, John Slaby and Dawson Brunswick all with singles, Frankie Williams two singles, Jonah Peterson double.

Rockies leading hitters: Travis Wallen two singles, Matt Carfield single, Dalton Koetter double and single, Delton Ulmer single.

No. 4 D&T Electric Giants 14,

No. 6 Lifetime Eyecare Rockies 9

The Giants come out charging with the first six batters reaching base and all score and the pitcher strikes out the first three Rockies to take a 6-0 lead after one.

Ole mo (momentum) has remained with the Giants. With two outs in the second they get four hits and score three times for a 9-0 lead after one and half. Rockies shake things up for awhile when they get bases loaded with two outs however they only scored once.

The Giants get their first two batters on and both score for two more runs and 11-1 lead. Travis Wallen got things rolling in the third with a solo home run and they would score two more runs but still trailed 11-4.

Giants just continue to hit the ball and produce runs scoring twice in the fourth to push the lead back to nine (13-4). Rockies climb back in the fourth scoring five times on four hits to make it 13-9.

The Giants add one in the fifth and keep the Rockies from scoring to win the 2009 Cubs Tournament 14-9.

One of the many reasons you play the game -- the opportunity to be on the team that wins the league tournament along with the memory (including digital) that will become bigger stories as these players tell future generations their story. Congratulations to D&T Electric coach Colyn Suda and his players for winning the 2009 McCook Midget Baseball Cubs Division Tournament a great run.

Giants leading hitters: Caleb Suda and Matt Macfee three singles each, Max Allen and Jonah Peterson each with double and single, Mitchell Reitz, Frankie Williams and Luke Peterson two singles each.

Rockies leading hitters: Travis Wallen home run and double, Matt Carfield two singles, Dalton Koetter and Eric Eiler double each, Taylor Williams single.

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