On Any Given Night
The Tanglewood Cornhole Baseball Summer Slo League wrapped up with our first SUPER WEDNESDAY Tournament on September 5th. All seven teams were pumped with hopes of making a deep run into the single elimination finale….but in the end there is just one winner.
Congratulations go out to the Somebodies (#1 seed), who claimed the championship with a 10-5 victory over the Cinderella team in the tourney and #7 seed Sixers. ‘On any given night’ was definitely the theme as the QUARTERFINALS went off at 6pm sharp.
Stunning the #2 seed Firecrackers in the opening round, the Sixers rallied for 3 runs in the last inning, sending one of the best teams, and finals ‘favorite’ packing 7-6. Sixers off to the Final Four!
The Grasshoppers (#3 seed) survived a last inning rally by the gutsy Impossibles (#6 seed) 5-3. Breathing a sigh a relief, the Grasshoppers move on to the Final Four!
Despite a 5 run second inning by the Dynamites (#5 seed), the Cubby Bears (#4 seed) rallied for a 9-6 win, punching their ticket to the Final Four matchup with top seed Somebodies.
SIXERS 11 GRASSHOPPERS 9
Another stunner as the Sixers fought off a very good Grasshoppers team 11-9. Yes, the same team who were in that 1-1 tie in season play, suddenly came alive and scored at will. The Grasshoppers rallied in the 6th with 4 runs but couldn’t overcome the deficit. SIXERS GO TO FINALS!
SOMEBODIES 11 CUBBY BEARS 9
No this is not a typo! Same scores in the Final Four…..go figure! Top seed Somebodies fresh off their bye, matched up against the high flying Cubby Bears. Scoring in the first 4 innings the Somebodies outlasted the Cubby Bears 11-9. The Cubbies rallied for 2 runs in the last but fell short. SOMEBODIES GO TO FINALS!
SOMEBODIES 10 SIXERS 5
Top seed vs Cinderella. What a great storyline! The Somebodies struck quick and often, building up a 10-3 lead by the 4th inning over the Sixers. The Cinderella 7 seemed to hit ‘The Wall’ in their third game of the evening, against a very strong team who can score from anywhere in their lineup. Sixers rallied for 2 in the 6th but the Somebodies take the crown 10-5. Team members are Dick Hale (front). Back row, left to right, Warren Smith, Bartley Rodgers, Anne Eberlin, Pam and Nelson Pelletier, Patti Smith, Joyce Robbins.
*** Id like to thank our sponsors, the HTA Sales Staff Jay and Rob Etherton for providing and serving up ice cream sundaes between the opening rounds. Very much appreciated!
*** Thanks also go out to Robin Etherton and Steve Batey in helping throughout the year with the sound system so the Commish could make his weekly repetitive announcements.
*** Above all the Commish (and this reporter) would like to personally thank ALL the players who made this a FUN league, and always pitched in with setup and breakdown of the courts. Many hands make less work! Thank You All!!!
Let’s take a couple weeks off and get back to it……The Cornhole Baseball Fall League is just around the corner. Teams and players needing a team please watch for further info in the very near future. See You There!