Golden Corral /
to play in the Mike Newcomb Benefit Tournament on April 23-24.
This was such a good cause, the team never considered missing
this one. This was a
well-run tournament. With
bracket play and a double-elimination format, everyone was
guaranteed four games.
Golden Corral/Easton opened up the bracket play Saturday against a
good group of guys playing as a pick-up team called Mike's Just Hit.
GC proved too strong and rolled to a 22-7 run-rule final.
Next up was Cooke’s Lawn Care/Pari who came out hitting it
hard. Neither team could get too far ahead of the other until
GC opened it up a bit in the fourth inning.
With a 10-run lead, runners on base, and nobody out, the game
was called due to time limit. GC wins 32-22. This win gave
Golden Corral /
first place in their bracket, and based on run differential, the 2nd
seed in the double-elimination.
The first round game found GC vs. The Kingsmen, who came out smoking
it, despite being a lower seed.
Seedings made no difference at this point. GC
had to give all they had to battle back from a big deficit and hold
on for a 24-23 victory. Next
up, The Corral met Dinwiddie Eagles, a tough team from the
area. This game was
pretty close early on, but GC pulled away and ended it on a walk-off
HR to win it, 21-11 in five innings.
A ten rule slaughter-rule is just not enough.
But, this put GC into the undefeated game against a very
strong (…and much improved in ’05) Awful Arthur’s / WORTH
team. Both teams were
pounding the ball relentlessly, but GC got the upper hand and looked
to leave AA on the field, but it would not happen that way.
Uncharacteristic GC miscues on defense combined with an
experienced AA team spelled trouble.
Arthur’s took full advantage of the opportunities and came
roaring back into the game. GC’s
answer to AA’s big inning was thwarted when 3 would-be extra-base
hit line drives cleared the fence for all 3 outs in the 6th
inning. Awful Arthur’s
ended the hard-fought game with the winner in the bottom of the
seventh to win it 38-37. Next
up, GC again met Dinwiddie, who had been hot most of the afternoon.
They continued to hit it well, and they used their HRs more
judiciously than did GC to take control in the late innings.
GC’s comeback attempt fell short, as Dinwiddie won the
second meeting 27-20.
Golden Corral / EASTON is proud and honored to have been a part of
such a good cause this weekend.
Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making it possible.