Jeremy Vanroekel – Tryon Nation/Peper Farms Trucking
TJ McCauley – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Clinton Brewer – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Jesse Reeves – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Adam Smith – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Steve Cox – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Thomas Fuss – Army Black
Jedon Matthews – Army Black
Jordan Baker – Army Black
Richard Westmooreland – Army Black
Cody Olson – Bud/DeMarini/CA
James Kauffman – Bud/DeMarini/CA
Dustin Hunter – Pipac/PIA/Miken
Chad McCarty – Elite Sports
Batting Champion – Chris Nann – Rapid Fire/DNI Sports (.857)
Home Run Champion – Clinton Brewer – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Tournament MVP – Clinton Brewer – T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta
Competition came to a close at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex as T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta took home the title of 2017 USA Softball Men’s C Slow Pitch National Champion on Sunday, USA Softball announced today. After dropping a 25-7 decision Saturday night to Army Black, T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta claimed a narrow 19-18 victory over Tryon Nation/Peper Farms Trucking in the semifinal game to set up a rematch against Army Black in the Championship Game, where they defeated Army Black, 16-6, to force an “if-game” and lead them to claiming the final 22-12 victory.
In the Championship Game, T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta and Army Black traded the lead back-and-forth in the first two innings. Amy Black took an early lead following a two-out three-run blast from Chad Agustin, while T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta responded by posting four runs of their own after two two-run home runs by Derek Nordquist and Clinton Brewer. Despite a solo shot by Jedon Matthews and a RBI double by Jordan Baker of Army Black, T’13/Omaha/Monsta responded by taking the lead for good following RBI singles from John Ecabert and Austin Chambers, while a two RBI double from Nordquist capped off the inning to make it a 8-5 lead. T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta kept Army Black from scoring in the top of the third inning, while they posted their third-straight four-run inning to extend their lead, 12-5. Army Black led off the top of the fourth frame with a solo shot past the center field fence to make it 12-6, but would be shut down from scoring additional runs throughout the rest of the game, with T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta forcing the “if-game” game.
Both teams would be kept off the scoreboard through the first frame of the “if-game”, but it wouldn’t last long as T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta struck first in the top of the second inning after plating four runners. TJ McCauley led off with a solo shot over the center field fence to get things started, while a two-run home run from Steven Cox and RBI double from Ecabert put T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta ahead, 4-0. While T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta added to their lead by two runs in the top of the third, the bats came alive for Army Black as they went on to plate 10 runs following a RBI double from LaQuan Gilliard, three-run home run from Clayton Shaw, grand slam by Matthews, and two RBI double from Baker. Trailing 10-6, T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta responded by posting back-to-back two-run innings to make it a 10-10 tie ballgame, while a two-run shot by Rashad Shelton put Army Black in the lead once again after five innings. T’s 13/Omaha/Monsta headed back to the plate, only this time securing the lead and ultimately the victory after plating twelve runs to take home the Men’s C Slow Pitch National Championship title.
Participating teams in the Men’s C Slow Pitch National Championship tournament included 3X Gear/The Box, All American Athletics, All Star Plumbing/Monsta, Army Black, Army Gold, Bash Inc, Blackies, Bud/DeMarini/CA, Cedar Rapids Mulisha, Cowboy Jacks/Krown Apparel, CP/Sewer Septic Pros, D&M Construction, Dakota Bus, Demars Softball, Elite Sports, Fanatics Sports Bar/Roofing Plus, Kass & Co, Keyguys.com/CA Gear/Mikes Hard Lemonade/IT QA LLC, Mayhem/Clam/Thorne Brothers, Medcity Express, Monsta Athletics, Next Level/J&J Sports, Pipac/PIA/Miken, Precision Lining & Sewer/Hodgman Drainage/OA Apparel, Prospects, Ralphies Café/Claddagh Pub/Terris Place, Rapid Fire/DNI Sports, Russell’s Paint and Body, Silent Ducks, Silverbacks, State Farm, Team Elite/Spiderz/Ho-Chunk Gaming, TPC/Boompas Burgers, Tyron Nation/Peper Farms Trucking, Ts 13/Omaha/Monsta, and Weichert Realtors.
For more information on the adult slow pitch program, visit USASoftball.com.