Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Diamond action comes to an exciting end

For Rec District baseball, softball leagues

An exciting summer season for the Blaine County Recreation District's Wood River Little League baseball and softball leagues wrapped with tournament week June 26-29.

The Muckdogs pulled off the biggest upset in the 9-10 tournament. Having gone without a win during the regular season, the #7-seeded Batavia Muckdogs sponsored by the Idaho Mountain Express won all three of their tournament games and won the championship over the #3-seeded Lake Elsinore Storm sponsored by Sun Valley Real Estate.

And, in the girls' fastpitch softball 11-13 final, coach Koree Hawkes' Wisconsin Badgers sponsored by Cynthia Unger DDS completed an undefeated campaign with a victory over the #2-seeded Georgia Bulldogs sponsored by Donnelley Sports.

In all there were 40 teams for kids ages 7-13 signed up in the program this summer—33 in youth baseball leagues and seven in softball.

Here are tournament final results:

Baseball 11-12: #1-seeded San Diego Padres (Shelley's Deli) won 4-1 over #2-seeded New York Yankees (Fireplaces Etc.) in the title game.

Third place—#6-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers Atkinsons' Markets) over #5-seeded Oakland A's (Cox Communications).

Consolation—#4-seeded New York Mets (Wise Guy Pizza Pie) over #3-seeded San Francisco Giants (Tim Jeneson Insurance).

Baseball 9-10: #7-seeded Batavia Muckdogs (Idaho Mountain Express) over #3-seeded Lake Elsinore Storm (Sun Valley Real Estate) in the championship game.

Third-place champion: #1-seeded Augusta Green Jackets (Wood River Family Medicine).

Consolation champion: #4-seeded Mobile Bay Bears (Sawtooth Auto Sales).

Coed Coach Pitch 7-8: Tucson Sidewinders (Blaine County Fitness LLC) won the championship over Sacramento River Cats (Rocky Mountain Hardware).

Consolation champion: Lansing Lugnuts (Hailey Nursery).

Girls' 11-13 Fastpitch Softball: #1-seeded Wisconsin Badgers (Cynthia Unger DDS) over #2-seeded Georgia Bulldogs (Donnelley Sports) in the championship game.

Third place: #3-seeded Kansas State Wildcats (POWER Engineers).

Girls' 7-10 Fastpitch Softball: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Marketron) over Auburn Tigers (MBT) in Thursday's championship game.

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