Full TBL/State College PA. results.
Nassau is riding the hot hand now!
The 4th Annual Thin Blue Line Tournament was again held at Oak Hall Park in State College PA. This is one of the most scenic and well maintained Softball complexes on the East Coast.
The Boys from TBL did things a little different this year and had all you can eat and drink at the fields rather than a players party. The conversations and good times were well worth the change.
Once pool play started we were surprised to see the Maryland Outlaws drop to Gold as they were again undermanned and missing some key players. This left us with Baby Birds, Necessary Force and Central PA Enforcers and Maryland in the Gold Double elimination bracket!
Central PA Enforcers showed that they will be a contender come World Series time by going undefeated to claim the Gold title in State College.
In the Major Division, Maximum Elite once again claimed the #1 spot with a run dif of +51 in pool play. Nassau claimed the #2 spot going into Double elimination.
TBL faced off against Suffolks with the winner facing Maximum Elite and The Hounds faced the always scrappy Dayton team with the winner drawing Nassau.
TBL beat Suffolk. (Suffolk beat TBL easily in Pool play earlier in the day) and the Hounds inched by Dayton.
This set up TBL vs Maximum Elite and the Hounds vs Nassau with the winners going to the king seat game.
In a stunner TBL knocked off #1 seat Maximum Elite, this is the third tournament this year that TBL has faced a #1 seat after pool play and knocked them into the losers bracket.
Nassau and the Hounds as always played a very tight and spirited game with Nassau coming out on top.
This left us with Nassau and TBL in the King Seat game and the Hounds vs Maximum Elite, loser goes home.
The Hounds defeated Maximum Elite and were waiting to face the loser of TBL and Nassau.
Nassau walked away with the victory knocking TBL into the loser bracket finals against the Hounds.
In what we would call a spirited contest TBL found a way to get by the Hounds 38-37 and earn a re-match with Nassau in the finals.
Nassau made sure that there wasn't an IF game in the championship.
Nassau defeated TBL in game 1 to claim the Championship.
Tournament MVP _Timmy Ingram -Nassau
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Anthony Cousins Nassau
Vinny Aponte Nassau
Nico Apadula Nassau
Butch Crozier Nassau
Shawn McDonnel Nassau
Jason Smedegy TBL
Thad Smith TBL
Brian Marr TBL
Luke Szymanski TBL
Jarrett Martin TBL