Dean Holoien fans record 21 batters in ASA Major Fast Pitch National Championship
SOUTH BEND, IN Ė Records are made to be broken. And pitcher Dean Holoien of The Farm Tavern broke one here Friday in the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship.
The hard-throwing Holoien broke the ASA strikeout record for seven innings by fanning 21 in a 6-2 win over The Bull/Townline of DePere, WI for the Farmís second win in this championship and seventh in a row the past two nationals. The old record for a seven-inning single game was 20 by Chris Wilson of Stoneman, MA in the 1997 ASA National Championship.
In getting his first win of this national championship, Holoien allowed two runs and five hits, walking only one. The only non-K out was a caught-stealing in the second and Matt Denny reaching first on a passed ball by catcher Todd Twachtmann in the seventh inning.
Besides being effective in the circle, Holoien showed his offensive talents by going 2-for-3 including a solo homer in the fourth inning. It was his second homer of the tournament.
Batterymate Twachtmann had a two-run homer in the sixth inning off relief hurler Jeff Goolagong, who hurled two innings and allowed three runs (two earned). Goolagong also had a pair of singles and drove in one of his teamís runs. Starter and losing hurler Sebastian Gervasutti allowed three runs (two earned), striking out six and walking two.
With the win, The Farm Tavern advances to one of two semi-finals Saturday (10 a.m.) and will oppose Broken Bow Spirit of Broken Bow, NE, which won its third consecutive game, topping the Winterset Aís of Winterset, IA, 4-0, behind the mound tandem of Gerald Muizelaar and Doug Middleton. Muizelaar got the win and hurled the first five innings, allowing only a fourth inning single by Cory Christensen in the fourth inning.
Muizelaar (2-0) fanned 11 batters and didnít allow any free passes. Middletown, who played for Frontier Casino last year, fanned five in two innings to finish the game.
Sonny Perkins was the losing pitcher for Winterset (1-1) and allowed seven hits in his complete-game performance, including a two-run double by Joe Morales in the second and a two-run homer by Mike Dyer in the fourth inning.
In the other semi-final Saturday morning, Circle Tap of Green Bay, WI, a 5-0 winner Friday against Lafayette Pub of St. Louis, MI will face Fredís Interiors of Quad City, IA, which upset Heflin Builders of Balston Lake, NY, 4-3, for its second win.
Fredís and Heflin Builders battled to a 3-3 tie through six innings before Fredís scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning. Daryn Miller singled, advanced on an infield out and a passed ball before scoring on Billy Kranzís RBI double. Kranz had a pair of doubles in four trips to the plate to drive in a pair of runs.
For Heflin Builders, Jordan Taveras, Tony Gabriel and Bill McDonald each had two hits apiece. McDonald drove in two of the Heflin runs and Steve Schucker accounted for the third run with an RBI double. Nick Needham homered in the third inning to tie the game for Fredís.
Quentin Matzner got the win for Fredís, hurling 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and three wins. Tim Jacobs started for Fredís and hurled the first 2 1/3 innings, walking two, allowing three hits and one run (earned). Losing pitcher was Paul Koert who went the distance and allowed eight hits and four earned runs. He struck out seven and walked one.
Right-hander Dewey Dyck fanned 16 batters and allowed one hit for Circle Tap, which was runner-up in last yearís national tourney in Midland, MI. Craig Gibson was the losing hurler, allowing five hits and five runs in going the distance. Three of the hits Gibson allowed were homersótwo by Chris Delarwelle, who was MVP of last yearís national championship, and one by Kevin Reichardt.
In loserís bracket games Saturday, The Bull/Townline will oppose the Blackhawk Athletic Club of Rockford, IL at noon and HIS Construction of Houston, TX will face Heflin Builders of Balston Lake, NY. Five games are scheduled Saturday with the finals noon Sunday.
Circle Tap 5, Lafayette Pub 0
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Dewey Dyck and Don Garvey. Craig Gibson and Tim Bryan.
W-Dyck. L-Gibson. HR: Circle Tap-Chris Delarwelle (2) and Kevin Reichartd.
Fredís Interiors 4, Heflin Builders 3
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Tim Jacobs, Quentin Matzner (3) and Russ Van Wyk. Paul Koert and Mike Gassaway.
W-Matzner. L-Koert. 2B: Fredís Interiors-Billy Kranz (2). Heflin Builders-Steve Schucker. HR: Fredís Interiors- Nick Needham.
Broken Bow Spirit 4, Winterset Aís 0
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Gerald Muizelaar, Doug Middleton (6) and John Wodtke, Ray Reinagel (6th). Sonny Perkins and Dusty Sheets.
W-Muizelaar. L-Perkins. 2B: Broken Bow -- Joe Morales. HR: Broken Bow -- Mike Dryer.
The Farm Tavern 6, The Bull/Townline 2
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Sebastian Gervasutti, Jeff Goolagong (5) and Bryan Hansen. Dean Holoien and Todd Twachtmann.
W-Holoien. L-Gervasutti. 2B: The Bull/Townline-Chris Delorit. HR: The Farm Tavern-Dean Holoien and Todd Twachtmann.
Blackhawk Athletic Club 5, Winterset Aís 4 (nine innings)
In the first extra inning game of the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship, the Blackhawk Athletic Club of Rockford, ILL., scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to upset the Winterset Aís of Winterset, IA in a loserís bracket contest--- the last of 19 games Friday.. The win improved the Blackhawk record to 2-1 while the loss eliminated Winterset (1-2) from the championship. Brian Lucas scored the winning run on an error by the second baseman in the bottom of the ninth.
Justin Fudge homered in the fifth for the winners and Cory Christensen (3-for-4) had a homer in the first for Winterset. Tim Hatton and Chad Maxon had two hits apiece for Blackhawk.
Chris Bigelow struck out 15 in a losing effort, allowing seven hits and five walks. Ray Reynolds got the win, allowing eight hits and also striking out 15.
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Chris Bigelow and Dusty Sheets. Ray Reynolds and Phil Dobbs.
W- ReynoldsL-Bigelow.2B: Winterset Aís Ė Jeff Olson. 3B: Blackhawk Athletic Club Ė Chad Maxon. HR: Winterset Aís- Cory Christensen. Blackhawk Athletic Club Ė Justin Fudge.
HIS Construction 1, Lafayette Pub 0
HIS Construction of Houston, TX (2-1) scored only one run but it was enough to eliminate the Lafayette Pub of St. Louis, MO from the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship Friday.Lafayette finished 1-2.
Catcher Tom Lehman scored the only run on a pair of wild pitches by losing hurler Craig Gibson in the second inning. Terry Luster got the win and struck out 16, allowing three hits and no walks. Gibson fanned seven and walked one.
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HIS Construction 010 000 0 -- 1 2 0
Craig Gibson and Ryan Kostel. Terry Luster and Tom Lehman.
Heflin Builders 4, Imaging Solutions Knights 0
After battling through a scoreless tie for five innings, the Heflin Builders (3-1) of Balston Lake, NY exploded for four runs on five hits in the sixth inning to eliminate the Imaging Solutions Knights of Fargo, ND from the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship Friday evening.
Steve Price got the win for Heflin, striking out 12 and allowing only a pair of hits. Michael White took the loss, hurling six innings, allowing nine hits and four earned runs. He fanned six and walked two. Greg Bouchard hurled the last inning for the Knights, who finished 1-2.
Blake Miller (3-for-4), Ed Poirier (2-for-3, 1 RBI) and Bill McDonald (2-for-3, 1 RBI) led Heflin. Gregg Cascaes and Steve Baumgartner had Knightsí two hits.
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Imaging Solutions Knights 000 000 0 -- 0 2 0
Steve Price and Mike Gasaway. Michael White, Greg Bouchard (7) and Jesse Delorit.
The Bull/Townline 2, Pueblo Bandits 0
Scoring only two runs, The Bull/Townline of DePere, WI eliminated the Pueblo Bandits of Aurora, CO from the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship Friday. The Bandits tied for ninth with a 2-2 record.
The first run came in the top of the sixth inning when John Zipper got aboard on a third strike passed ball, Chris Delorit walked and Brad VanderKelen singled Zipper home. VanderKelen added an insurance run with a solo homer leading off the seventh inning. Sebastian Gervasutti (2-1) fanned 15, two less than losing hurler Jeremy Manley. Each pitcher allowed three hits.
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Sebastian Gervasuti and Bryan Hansen. Jeremy Manley and Jerry Santos.
W-Gervasutti. L-J. Manley. HR: The Bull/Townline- Brad VanderKelen.
HIS Construction 3, Midland, MI Explorers 0
HIS Construction of Houston, TX eliminated the Midland, MI Explorers from the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship Friday. The Explorers finished 1-2 in the double-elimination format with Doug Gillis suffering his second loss of the tourney. Gillis hurled six innings, giving up seven hits and three earned runs. He fanned eight and walked two.
Rob Schweyer got the win on a two-hitter, fanning 11 and walking four in seven innings.
Elis Ugueto doubled home a pair of runs in the fifth inning to break open a scoreless tie. HIS added another run in the seventh inning.
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Midland Explorers 000 000 0 -- 0 2 0
Rob Schweyer and Tom Lehman. Doug Gillis, Grant Patterson (7) and Terry Boetsma.
Blackhawk Athletic Club 12, Dolan and Murphy 4
The Blackhawk Athletic Club of Rockford, ILL., scored its first win in the Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship, eliminating Dolan and Murphy of Aurora, ILL., 12-4, in an elimination mercy game Friday. Dolan and Murphy was winless in two games in the championship.
Joe Crouch started for Blackhawk before Ray Reynolds came on to collect the win, pitching 4 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and walking one. He fanned seven in evening his tournament record at 1-1.
Phil Dobbs led the 12-hit attack for the winners, driving in five runs with a pair of homers in the third and fourth innings. Catcher Chad Maxon also had a solo homer in a six-run third.Jarod Gatusha had a two-run homer in the first for the losers.
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Dolan and Murphy 300 010 -- 4 6 4
Joe Crouch, Ray Reynolds (1) and Chad Maxon. Jason Iuli, Tim Murphy (5) and Brian Tobin.
W-Ray Reynolds. L-Jason Iuli. 2B: Blackhawk Athletic Club-Mike Waldron. HR: Blackhawk Athletic Club-Phil Dobbs (2), Chad Maxon. Dolan and Murphy-Jarod Gatusha.
Imaging Solutions Knights 10, The Freight 1
The Imaging Solutions Knights of Fargo, ND scored their first win in the Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship with 10-1 loserís bracket win over The Freight of Vandalia, Ill in six innings.
Scott Deutsch went 2-for-4 for the winners and drove in four runs including hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Greg Cascaes added three hits and also scored a pair of runs and Tony Kunka smacked a pair of hits, including an RBI triple.
James Speral got the win for Solutions going five innings and allowing five hits. Brian Sturdy absorbed the loss, hurling four innings with two walks and five strikeouts.Mike Simmons and Bob Nagel had two hits apiece for the losers.
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The Freight 010 000 0 -- 1 6 2
James Speral, Pat Johnson (6th) and Lamar Noriega. Brian Sturdy, Alan Meinhart (5) and Nick Casey.
W-James Speral. L-Brian Sturdy. 3B: Imaging Solutions-Tony Kunka. HR: Imaging Solutions-Scott Deutsch.
Pueblo Bandits 3, Bloomington, ILL Stix 1
The Pueblo Bandits improved to 2-1 in the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship Friday with a 3-1 victory over the Bloomington, ILL. Stix.
Regan Manley and Jeremy Manley combined to hurl the win for the Bandits, who have won twice since losing their opener. Bobby Ginger took the loss for the Stix, allowing seven hits and three earned runs, while striking out 11. The loss was the second in three games for the Stix, which was eliminated.
Cliff Wisdom led the Bandits with three hits in four at-bats including a pair of doubles. Jason Shae hit his second homer of the tournament in the first inning and Shaun Vanduvall accounted for the run in the second inning with his first homer of the tournament. Dave Willert had the only hit for the Stixóa single in the seventh inning. Dan Butlerís sacrifice fly scored the lone Bloomington run.
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Regan Manley, Jeremy Manley (4) and Dave Frank, Jerry Santos (4). Bobby Ginger and Dan Butler.
W-J. Manley. L-Ginger. 2B: Pueblo-Cliff Wisdom (two). HR: Pueblo-Jason Shae and Shaun Vanduvall.
The Freight 7, Ashland Coors Light 2
The Freight of Vandalia, ILL (1-1) eliminated Ashland Coors Light of Ashland, OH (0-2) from the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship Friday scoring three times in the fifth and four in the seventh inning.
Brad Sturdy got the win in relief of starter Marty Close, pitching three innings, walking one and striking out three. Rich Wellís triple scored three of the four runs in the seventh inning and Mike Simmons (1-3, two-run triple) and Ron Nagel (3-for-3, 1 RBI) accounted for all of the runs in the fifth inning.
Mark Hastings suffered his second loss of the tournament, giving up four hits and three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.
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Marty Cloe, Brad Sturdy (5) and Rich Well. Mark Hastings, Shane Flinner (7) and Joe Wolf.
W-Brad Sturdy. L-Hastings. 3B: The Freight-Rich Well and Mike Simmons.
Pueblo Bandits 3, Indiana Jaybirds 0
Scoring three times in the top of the seventh inning, the Pueblo Bandits of Aurora, CO evened their record at 1-1 in the Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship in eliminating the Indiana Jaybirds of Anderson, IN (0-2) from the tournament Friday.
An infield error scored the first run and Nick Frankís single up the middle scored the other two runs for the Bandits in the seventh after the teams had battled to a scoreless tie through six innings. Jason Shae had a pair of singles in four at-bats for the winners.
Jeremy Manley allowed two hits and fanned 15 in getting his first victory after an opening game loss. George Samons suffered his second loss in as many games for the Jaybirds, allowing five hits and two earned runs. He walked one and struck out three. Brandon Libler and Jeremy Quire had the hits for the Jaybirds.
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Jeremy Manley and Jerry Santos. George Samons and Jeremy Quire.
Midland, MI Explorers 8, Planggerís Furniture 0
Midlandís Explorers evened its record in the Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship (1-1) as it eliminated Planggerís Furniture of South Bend, IN (0-2) from the tournament Friday.
Grant Patterson hurled a two-hitter as Midland won its 22nd game of the season against 18 losses. Pattersonís batterymate, Terry Boetsma, drove in three runs with a homer and a single and Eddy Ketelhut plated two with a homer and a single. Kyle Beaneís two-run homer in the sixth inning finished the scoring for the Explorers.
Kelly Harold took the loss, allowing nine hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Catcher Sean Zaborowski and Mark Mannering had singles for Planggerís, which was eliminated from the tourney for the second year in a row in two games.
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Kelly Harold and Sean Zaborowski. Grant Patterson and Terry Boetsma.
W-Patterson. L-Harold. HR: Midland-Terry Boetsma and Eddy Ketelhut. HR: MidlandóTerry Boetsma, Eddy Ketelhut and Kyle Beane.
Heflin Builders 9, Blackhawk Athletic Club, Rockford, IL 0
Doug Sleep hurled a two-hitter and fanned seven batters as Heflin Builders remained undefeated (2-0) in beating the Blackhawk Athletic Club, which was playing its opening game.
Heflin collected 12 hits off losing hurler Ray Reynolds, who allowed 12 hits and nine earned runs. Reynolds struck out four and didnít walk any batters.
Two of the hits Reynolds allowed were a pair of home runs---a three-run smash by Steve Price in the fifth inning and a two-run roundtripper by Tony Gabriel in the second inning.
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Blackhawk Athletic Club 000 000 0-- 0 2 3
Doug Sleep and Mike Gasaway. Ray Reynolds and Phil Dobbs.
W-Sleep. L-Reynolds. HR:Heflin-Steve Price and Tony Gabriel.
Broken Bow Spirit 3, Imaging Solutions Knights 1
The Broken Bow Spirit of Broken Bow, NE remained unbeaten (2-0) with a 3-1 decision against the Imaging Solutions Knights of Fargo, ND, making its debut in the ASA Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship after playing Class A for more than 20 years.
After the Knightsí Tony Kunka scored on a passed ball in the first inning, Broken Bow came back to tie the game in the fifth inning on Mike Dryerís two-out double to right field. Dyerís double scored Steve Schott who doubled to left center following an out.
Dyer won the game for Broken Bow with a two-out single off losing pitcher Michael White in the sixth inning. White went six innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs. He struck out seven and walked an identical number in suffering his 11th defeat against 33 wins in ASA national championship play.
Doug Middleton replaced Broken Bow starter Frank Cox in the sixth inning and collected the win to improve his record in ASA national championship play to 26-15. Cox struck out 11 batters before Middleton came on to hurl the sixth with Gerald Muizelaar finishing in the circle for the winners.
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Michael White and Jesse Delorit. Frank Cox, Doug Middleton (6) and Gerald Muizelaar (7th).Ray Reinagel and Jason Smith (1).
W-Middleton. L-White. 2B: Broken Bow-Steve Schott, Mike Dryer.
Lafayette Pub 7, Bloomington Stix 0
Craig Gibson allowed three hits and had two hits in four at-bats in leading the Lafayette Pub of St. Louis, MO to a 7-0 win past the Bloomington Stix (1-1).
Brad Johnson led the Lafayette offense with three hits in four at-bats and drove in three runs, including hitting a solo homer in the third. Mark Kleffner (2-for-4) also had a solo homer for the winners in the seventh inning off losing hurler Adam Folkard, now 1-1 in the tourney.
Folkard allowed 12 hits and five earned runs in his compete game performance, fanning 15 and walking three. Vic Johns IV, (double), Doug Williams and Joe Moore had the three Bloomington hits.
Lafayette 201 120 1 -- 7 12 0
Craig Gibson and Tim Bryan. Adam Folkard and Dan Butler.
W-Gibson. L-Folkard. 2B: Bloomington-Vic Johns IV. HR-Lafayette Pub-Brad Johnson and Mark Kleffner.
The Bull/Townline 3, HIS Construction 1
Chris Deloritís two-run homer in the fourth inning proved to be the margin of victory for the Bull/Townline (2-0) of DePere, WI in the Menís Major Fast Pitch National Championship.
It was the opening game for HIS Construction. Bull/Townline won its opener Thursday on a forfeit after Separators of New Castle, IN called and said it wasnít coming.
Sebastian Gervasutti got the win for Bull/Townline and fanned 11 batters, allowing six hits and walking two. Losing pitcher was Terry Luster who allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked two in six innings.
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Terry Luster and Tom Leyman. Sebastian Gervasutti and Bryan Hansen.
W-Gervasutti. L-Luster. HR: The Bull/Townline-Chris Delorit.