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Howdy Pitchers;


We were back in action in Brunswick this past weekend for two tournaments. Friday night we had a non-sanctioned Doubles Tournament. It was blind draw and we wound up with six teams that were pretty evenly matched. The highlight of the night was when Wade Wolford and Mary Lewis defeated the Super team of Larry Myers and Dan Sanders. Giving three teams one loss apiece in the double elimination tournament. After beating Larry and Dan Wade and Mary had to face the Team of Joe Fry and Ronnie Miller. It a duplicate of the defeat they suffered at the hands of Ronnie and Joe earlier and Wade and Mary were eliminated and Joe and Ronnie faced Larry and Dan for 1st Place. This also was a thumping as Larry and Dan whipped Joe and Ronnie good to take the 1st Place prize. This was really a fun tournament you should try and make it next year.


Saturday we were back at the courts to finish off the weekend.


In the Championship Class Ron Cloutier really had no competition as he cruised to a 5 and 0 record taking 1st Place and the title of Tournament Champion. Royce Byrd also had an Awesome day taking 2nd Place over Larry Myers on the Head to Head tie-breaker. Larry followed Royce in 3rd Place


Wade Wolford wasnít perfect for the day but he didnít need to be as he only lost one game on the way to the Class A Championship. Wade seems to be peaking at just the right time as he gets ready for his trip to the World Tournament where we hope he brings home a 1st Place trophy. Following Wade was a group tied at 3 and 2. Jim McElveen took 2nd Place followed by Joe Fry who handed Wade his only loss of the day in 3rd Place.


Class B saw the only playoff of the day. Entering the final game four pitchers were tied at 3 and 1. Bryan Strong matched up against Forrest Thomas and Chuck Poole faced Ronnie Miller for the spots in the playoff. Bryan was too much for Forrest as he won the match and headed to the playoff. In a close match Ronnie proved once again how to choke at the end. With the game tied and two shoes to go Chuck pitched first and had one shoe land right up against the stake. It was then Ronnieís turn needing a point to tie or a ringer to win. Needless to say Ronnie got neither and Chuck took a well-deserved  victory and moved on to the Playoff where he defeated Bryan to take 1st Place and the Class B Championship Bryan took 2nd Place followed by Forrest in 3rd Place and Ronnie out in the cold or should I say the Humidity in 4th Place.


Class C saw our only other undefeated pitcher of the day. Rose Strong cleaned up the competition on the way to the Perfect record and the Class C Championship. This was Roseís 2nd Championship in two weeks after she won in Marietta last week. We also had Lily Strong pitching as she gets ready to pitch in her first World Tournament and we wish her all of the best. Dennis Lanning continues to pitch well this year as he took 2nd Place followed by Mark Walton in 3rd Place. Bo Mullis also made his return to horseshoe pitching after a two year absence and we were glad to have him back pitching with us.


We will be in Perry next week June 16th for the Wofford Sinyard Memorial tournament. Be sure and bring your drinks and snacks as there will be none for sale at this event.


Aubrey Walker and Forrest Thomas are looking for someone to share a room with at the World Tournament. Aubrey pitches July 12-14 and Forrest pitches July 9-11. Aubrey already has a room reserved if you are interested Iím not sure about Forrest but let me know and Iíll send you their contact info.