The City of Blue Lake hosts the Sunday Wood Bat League each year. It is a great competitive league that had a huge waiting list this year. I play for Tomaso's Specialty. Our team was the #1 seed this year going into the League Championship Tournament based on our league best 9-1 record. Only 4 teams play in the tournament, so we faced the #4 seed Breakers. They came out and beat us 10-5 to knock us in the losers bracket. We won our next game 4-1 against FB to gain another shot at the Breakers. We squeaked by 2-1 to reach the finals against the Hey Juan Barnstormers. We snuck by them the first game 4-3 to force a do or die championship game. It was a great defensive battle, and we prevailed 3-1. It is Tomaso's 6th championship in the last 7 years! Not too shabby.
Here is the age breakdown of our team: Chuck Kirsher, Tom Pagano, Steve and myself over 50. Chris Pence, Erik, Alan Schmidt, Doug Small, Dave Rhodes and Greg Alora 40's. Jerome Holbrook and Toye Johnson around 30 and Jackson Kirsher and Kris Avelar in their 20's. Over half our team at least in their 40's and still winning! Got to love Wood Bat. Evens the playing field.
Next Tournament in Weaverville July 4th, 5th and 6th.
For a Crisp Spring Saturday Morning - We can all just get along!
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