All World Sports Las Vegas Worlds Draws 197 Teams
Written by By Maria GarciaLas Vegas, NV. --- "The Las Vegas Worlds is not just a tournament, it's an EXTRAVAGANZA," Said Men's D division manager PJ Garcia. You have all the great elements here with snow in the background mountains, great competition and of course the Las Vegas strip just minutes away. You can play the game you love all day and party in Vegas throughout the night, It just doesn't get any better."
Well of course winning the Las Vegas Worlds Championship doesn't hurt ether and that's exactly what the 5-1 Lumpy's Diner/Hate on Us team from Benicia, CA. accomplished. After a perfect 7-0 victory over La Famillia the team from Benica continued to fire on all cylinders as they went on to defeat Cheerleaders Grill 12-5. Lumpy's Diner continued to roll offensively as they lit up the scoreboard with an impressive 38-5 victory over MQy29.
In game 4 Lumpy's started off slow against K&K Construction/HRV but they got some stellar play out of centerfielder George Hamm and left fielder Chris Reid as the two sparked their team to a 19-5 victory. "These guys had a spectacular game in the outfielder and at the plate they set the table for the hitters behind them to drive them in." Said Garcia.
Game 5 would be a turning point for Lumpy's as they suffered their first loss of the tournament as they fell short 21-15 against K&K.
In the Championship competition Lumpy's got some outstanding play from second baseman Reuben Ramirez and catcher Albert Ramirez as the two sparked their team to a 7-0 victory over K&K Construction.
The 57 team Men's E division was the largest division of the tournament and Donkey Punch from Citrus Heights ,CA. knocked out the competition with a perfect 6-0 record.
"In our first game Saturday against Lazershow, we were down 3 runs going into the bottom of the 7th, and with two outs we had the winning run on first base. Cordero Hernandez came up to the plate and hit a walk-off double to right center," Said Donkey Punch manager Tanner Swanson. "After that scare, we handled the rest of the teams we played with suffocating defense and great pitching."
Donkey Punch followed up with impressive 18-12, and 17-2 defensive victories over Junkyard Dawgs and Fully Loaded.
Game four saw Donkey Punch MVP Mark Griggs and All World players Keith Jennette, Nick Ewing and Joe Holguin take the game over as their stingy defense stopped AK for a 17-5 victory.
Donkey Punch outscored Most Wanted 14-10 in the undefeated game and closed the door on Most Wanted in the Championship game 17-12. The 48 team Coed D division was won by Relentless from Clinton, LA. The team compiled a perfect 7-0 record. With early 23-11 and 29-8 victories over the Albuquerque Siverbacks and TWT's.
The team from Clinton, LA. was growing in wins and in confidence as they scored 12-5 and 9-5 sound victories over Mutiny and Texas T's. After a close 16-14 victory against Urban Legends, Relentless would be just that, Relentless in their two epic battles against Smack That as they scored a 17-12 and a amazing 15-14 narrow victory over Smack That in the championship game.
Relentless MVP Ed Anthony and All World selection Josh Son, Kristy Smith and Nicole Edlund had performed consistently throughout the tournament and the championship game would be no different as this group sparked their team to victory.
"I would have to say that being down in the championship game and how we kept battling all game to blow it open in the end was awesome," Said Relentless manager Teresa Whaley. "We made some great plays and had some key at bats in order to give ourselves a chance to win every game. Everyone played a key part at some point throughout those 7 games that made a difference in that particular instance and that’s what a true World Championship team is all about."
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