Friday, August 6, 2010

Little Wood Builders (18-0) finishes the job

Unbeaten season and repeat Hailey Coed title

Celebrating an unbeaten 18-0 season in the Hailey Coed Softball League is the LDE Electric/Little Wood Builders team, shown here at Lions Park after its July 25 triumph. Front row, from left, Anna Edwards, Sue Mulcahy, Sharon Payne Bolton, Bobbi Edwards, Lisa Valdama and Wendy Hosman. Standing, from left, Greg Edwards, Joe Lamanna, T.J. Peterson, tournament MVP Sean Harrington, Buddy Peterson, Morgan Uhrig and Hoss Schmidt. Photo by Willy Cook

Although they won the Hailey Coed Softball League tournament last year, the LDE Electric/Little Wood Builders team came up one game shy of an unbeaten season because of an upset loss in the tournament.

Little Wood Builders didn't make the same mistake in 2010.

Winning four games by a combined 66-28 score, top-seeded Little Wood Builders (18-0) completed an unbeaten season July 25 at Hailey's Lions Park with a 10-5 championship game victory over its top challenger Sawtooth Paint/Class 5/McClain's/Car Quest (14-5).

Tournament Most Valuable Player Sean Harrington pounded a pair of solo homers to give Little Wood insurance in the title game—after Little Wood grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Outfielder Hoss Schmidt (.800 batting average) drilled a two-run single in the first to get Little Wood rolling.

Little Wood Builders, now 37-1 over two summers on the Lions Park diamond, had a 16-game winning streak last season and is now sitting on a 21-game winning streak over two years. The champs displayed remarkable hitting consistency up and down their lineup and finished .528 as a team in the two-day, eight-team tourney.

Sawtooth Paint (.505) also rocked the ball, especially its men—Jeff Schroeder .706 with 14 RBI and three homers, Jeff Burrell .824 with 10 runs and three homers, Josh Jacobson .722 with five round-trippers, John Rathfon .529 with three homers and Chris Benson .733.

For complete results from the Poggi Bros. Electric Hailey Coed tournament, check today's Express Web site.

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