Drama highlights opening round tournament games

June 16, 2013 Comments Off on Drama highlights opening round tournament games
Drama highlights opening round tournament games

The opening round of the ZLL Rec Baseball Tournaments were highlighted by dramatic games and close games, particularly in the 50-70 and Majors Divisions.

In the first ever 50-70 Tournament for ZLL, the White Sox outlasted the Yankees in a nip and tuck game that went to 9 innings.  After 8 innings, the score was tied 9-9 and the Sox opened the 9th by scoring 5 runs, taking the lead  on a two out hit by Jacob Fancher.  Eventually the White Sox scored 5 to go up 14-9.  The Yankees did not go quietly, however, scoring two runs and had runners on base when Fancher was called in to shut down the Yankee rally.

In the other 50-70 game, the Cubs and Reds traded leads in a slugfest that the Cubs eventually won late in the night by a score of 18-14.

Next up in the 50-70 tournament:  On Tuesday, the Cubs and White Sox battle for a trip to the Championship game while the Reds and Yankees try to stave off elimination.  [Complete 50-70 bracket]

Majors baseball games were highlighted by some terrific performances on the mound and at the plate.  The A’s pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in stopping the Red Sox 4-0.  Before that, the Giants and Brewers exchanged blows, with each team having a player hit a game-changing grand slam.  The Giants struck first on a 4-run blast by Logan Rettinger, but the Brewers charged back in the bottom of the fifth with a game-tying slam by Alex Michie.  The Brewers tacked on another run to take the lead and win the game 13-12.  In the other Majors game, the Orioles downed the Dodgers. [Complete Majors bracket]

In AAA action, the Phillies prevailed over the Twins, while the Rockies knocked off the Marlins.  [Complete AAA bracket]

In the AA division, the Nationals, Braves, Tigers, and Diamondbacks were all winners and advance to the second round of the Tournament on Thursday evening. [Complete AA bracket]

In Rookie 7/8 Baseball, the Indians, White Sox, Jays, and Angels were all winners.  [Complete Rookie 7/8 bracket]

In Rookie 6/7 Baseball, the Braves, Tigers, Mets, and Marlins all claimed victories and advance to the 2nd round.  [Complete Rookie 6/7 bracket]

Softball tournament action begins on Tuesday.



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