Today started off rainy but cleared up before starting time at 10:00 AM. It turned out to be a beautiful day down by the lake in Cooper Creek Park. We had 26 pitchers competing for the Silver Doubles Champion Patches including Alex and Barbara Carson from Arizona. Alex and Barbara are traveling around pitching in all of the continental 48 states. We really enjoyed having them drop by.
In Class A Larry Myers and Elaine Holland looked to be headed to a unbeaten record and a lock on the Class A championship until their next to last game. Frank Billingsley and Mark Walton made it interesting when they handed Larry and Elaine their first loss. In their last game Larry and Elaine had to win to avoid a playoff. In a hard fought game with Louie Bonner and Michelle Cleaton Larry and Elaine got back on track and won the game to win the class and avoid a playoff with Jimmy Coile and Don Cleaton Jr. and with Dan Sanders and Don Billingsley. Larry and Elaine advanced to the Championship Round with the win and Dan and Don took 2nd Place.
In Class B Regina Bonner and Buddy Ayer looked to be headed to a undefeated day until Marcus Waters and Alex Carson handed them a loss in their final game. Jerry Wingfield and Ronnie Miller had a chance to have a playoff with Regina and Buddy but a loss in their final game to Jim Henderson and Royce Byrd derailed those hopes. Regina and Buddy won the Class B Championship and advanced to the Championship round to face Larry and Elaine while Jerry and Ronnie took 2nd Place in Class B.
In the Championship game Larry and Elaine were on fire from start to finish and defeated a hard fighting Regina and Buddy for the Columbus Doubles Championship while Regina and Buddy took 2nd Place.
Next week we have the GHPA State doubles in Cordele. Itís your only chance at the Golden Doubles Champion Patches so I hope everyone can come out and pitch. Sign by 9:30 AM with Pitching starting at 10:00 AM