Corral/Easton Softball played in the annual Downs Syndrome Benefit
tourney opened up with pool play on Saturday.
GC found itself in what was thought to be one of the tougher pools
to start this tournament.
With the likes of Harris Financial, Sears/Miken, DCF/JL Smith, and
Golden Corral, I do not think anyone would argue with that.
GC opened up with long-time nemesis, Harris Financial, and lost
this opener on a walk-off 8th inning homer, 12-14.
With only the pool play winners coming back on Sunday in the
“no-loss” bracket, The Corral was already in a must win situation.
GC came out hitting it against DCF and run-ruled them 21-6 in four
In the final pool play game, GC run-ruled Sears/Miken from
16-6 in five.
This would not be enough to win the pool play bracket, however, as
Sears/Miken beat Harris and DCF defeated Sears.
This gave Harris the tie-breaker in the pool play event.
Golden Corral began Sunday morning’s double elimination event
already tagged with one loss.
GC put away the Kingsmen in the late innings to win the first game,
up was the very powerful 4U Floors.
This one was tight all the way to the end, but GC pulled it out in
the last inning to win 16-15.
Next up, The Corral met the hot Sears/Miken team.
GC was ready, scoring early and often in route to a run-rule win in
This put The Corral in the top four with another shot at Harris
GC was the only team remaining that had “one-loss” even though
they had not lost in the double elimination bracket.
GC still had some gas in the tank and jumped up on Harris and won
The boys seemed clearly out of gas in the next game versus All In
and lost some golden opportunities to get back into the game.
All In won it 13-8 and went on to double-dip Taylormade to win the