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7/25/18 - Lumber Company finished 4th in the 18 team Joliet City Tournament. LC was 3-2 on the week. Following 2 run rule wins on Monday night, Lumber Company dropped their first game on Wednesday, in a final four undefeated match-up, in a early evening contest to The Crowd, the bats just never got going. The final was 13-2. Lumber Company rebounded with a 23-16 win against a tough Sidelines team in game #2 on Wednesday. Finally the Lumber crew exited the tourney, playing their third game in 3 hours on Wednesday night, losing to a young, fiesty, motivated O'Charley's team 16-10 (side note: a young, fiesty, motivated team was good to see).
All in all, not a bad tourney - 5 games, a 4th place finish, numerous pulled, tight and sore muscles, playing on a dirt infield in Joliet?!?!, lots of beer consumption, plenty of laughs, the return of an old friend, playing with two new friends and 40 year old guys putitng it to and pushing some young dudes. I'll take it, looking forward to the 2019 City. #oldnotdead
7/23/18 - Lumber Company won their first two games in Joliet City Touney action on Monday (7/23). First beating a hard hitting IBEW Local 176 team by the final score of 29-16 in 6 innings. In their round two match up, Lumber Co. beat Anthony's Bar & Grill in 4 innings, 23-8. After two run rule wins to open JPD play, Lumber Co. is back in action on Wednesday (7/25) at 6:30pm on field #1 in a final four undefeated match-up, against The Crowd.
7/20/18 - Lumber Company opens play in the 2018 Joliet City Tournament on Monday, July 23 at 8:30pm on field #4 against the winner of IBEW 176 vs. NI Steel. There are 18 teams in this year's tourney. Check back all week for updates. The entire tourney scheudle can be viewed by clicking on the following link.
*click this articles headline to view the entire bracket and all JPD City Tournament Scores.
July 22nd-26th, Joliet City Tournament - Joliet, IL
We may look for a 35 or 40 and over tourney as well, most likely in early fall. More to come.
Lumber Company opens play in this weekend's USSSA "D" Elite State Tournament on Sunday, August 10th at 8:00am at Prairie Point Community Park in Oswego, IL on field #4 against Next. There are 16 teams in Sunday's State tournament.
Check back on Monday to see how the Lumber Co. makes out.
Lumber Co. currently stands with a 2-1 record in the Joliet City Tournament's Open Division play. Scores of the Lumber Co.'s first 3 games were as follows.
- Roaddawgs 24, Lumber Co. 21 (from Monday)
- Lumber Co. 26, ISS 24 (from Tuesday)
- Lumber Co. 25, Jerry's Kids 17 (from Tuesday)
There are 4 teams left in Open Division play. Lumber Co. plays again on Wednesday (7/23) at 9:45pm on field #1 against Pullara Construction. The two undefeated teams, KBI and Next, play at 8:45pm on field #1 on Wednesday night.
Check back throughout the week for additional updates.