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2003 WEEK #9
Championship





Championship Game Scoreboard

Championship Game - Friday - August 15, 2003

1
2
3
4
5
6
FINAL SCORE

#12 Chicago North Shore Stars (Illinois)

2
0
1
0
3
0
6

#11 Balls N Strikes Bunch (Missouri)

0
4
1
0
0
2
7

Pitchers:
Balls N Strikes Bunch: Joe Burke, Dylan McLeod (4th), John Dicken (4th), Jake Powers (6th). (Winning Pitcher Jake Powers)
Chicago North Shore Stars: Anthony Kopp, A J Nathan (2nd), Mark Lopez (6th), A J Nathan (6th)

Home Runs:
Nick Molloy (Balls N Strikes Bunch) (2nd) (one on), Keenen Maddox (Balls N Strikes Bunch) ( 3rd) (none on), Graham Wolfff (Chicago North Shore Stars) (5th) (one on).

Game Played Friday (9/15/03) due to power outages in New York State Thursday afternoon (9/14/03)
Game Started at 9:35AM - Game Ended at 11:37AM - GAME TIME 2:02



Championship Game Starting Lineups

NO
Chicago North Shore Stars
POS

NO

Balls N Strikes Bunch
POS
1

Moran, Joe

CF

5

Denning, Brian

CF
7

Kopp, Anthony

P

13

Burk, Joe

P
6

Wolff, Graham

SS

3

Durbin, Ross

C
8

Neal, Will

3B

4

Maddox, Keenen

SS
10

Lopez, Mark

DH

7

Nelson, Kenny

LF
4

Bilton, Mike

LF

14

Molloy, Nick

3B
5

Glab, Chris

2B

1

Dicken, John

1B
3

Papandreou, George

1B

2

Power, Jake

RF
15

Nathan, AJ

C

12

Richardson, Ryan

2B
11

Luna, Brenden

RF

6

Thomas, Steven

EH

Manager - Bob O'Donnell

Manager - Joshua Levey


Substitutes

Substitutes

2

Donovan, Mike

15

McLeod, Dylan

9

Menke, Jon

14

O'Donnell, Brian


Coaches

Coaches

White, Jason

Jaworowski, Aaron

Wolff, Peter




Brian O'Donnel threw out the first pitch for the championship game. This special young man made the trip to Cooperstown Dreams Park with his team, the Chicago North Shore Stars, from Illinois. Brian has been a dedicated member of the team, cheering them on and supporting them, throughout the season.


Week #9 Championship Umpires

Umpires: Home Plate: Mark Snyder (San Diego County, California); First Base: Pete Veilleux (West Hartford, Connecticut); Second Base: Wes Preble (Wichita Kansas); Third Base: Phil Vivenzio (Milltown, New Jersey); Left Field: Dave Thomasson (San Diego, California) and Right Field: Al Beaudoin (Ormond Beach, Florida)














Hitter

Inning -By-Inning Championship Game Information


First Inning:
Chicago North Shore Stars: Joe Moran opened this historic ballgame by flying out to left field for the first out. Anthony Kopp singled to left. Graham Wolff also singled advancing Kopp to second. Will Neal grounded out short to first with the runners, Kopp and Wolff moving up to third and second respectively. Mark Lopez singled to left to score Kopp and Wolff. Chris Glab grouded out third to first to end the inning. TOTAL 2 RUNS, 3 HITS, ONE LEFT ON BASE

Balls N Strikes Bunch: Brian Denning walked. Joe Burk flied out to centerfield. Denning was thrown out catcher to second base while attempting to steal second for the second out. Ross Durbin doubled to left. Keenen Maddox struck out swinging. TOTAL 0 RUNS, 1 HITS, ONE LEFT ON BASE


Second Inning:
Chicago North Shore Stars: George Papandreou struck out swinging. Mike Donovan grounded out pitcher to first for the second out. Brenden Luna was called out on a 3-2 strike.TOTAL 0 RUNS, 0 HITS, NONE LEFT ON BASE


Balls N Strikes Bunch: Kenny Nelson walked. Nick Molloy homered to left scoring Nelson ahead of himself. John Dicken was hit by a pitch. A J Nathan came on to pitch for the Balls N Strikes Bunch. Jake Powers singled. Dicken was nailed at third attempting to steal for the first out. Ryan Richardson singled advancing Powers. Powers and Richardson both steal a base and were on second and third. Steven Thomas grounded out second to first scoring Powers. Brian Denning doubled scoring Richardson. Joe Burk grounded out second to first. TOTAL 4 RUNS, 4 HITS, ONE LEFT ON BASE


Third Inning:
Chicago North Shore Stars: Joe Moran on via an error by the shortstop.
Anthony Kopp grounded out third to first. with Moran advancing to second. Moran stole third base. Graham Wolff grounded out short to first with Moran scoring. Will Neal singled to center. Mark Lopez grounded into a fielders choice, short to second, with Neal out at second for the final out. TOTAL 1 RUNS, 1 HIT, ONE LEFT ON BASE


Balls N Strikes Bunch: Ross Durbin grounded out short to first. Keenen Maddox homered to left center. Kenny Nelson struck out swinging. Nick Molloy grounded out third to first. TOTAL 1 RUNS, 1 HIT, NONE LEFT ON BASE


Fourth Inning:

Chicago North Shore Stars: Chris Glab popped out to the third baseman. George Papandreou ground out third to first. A J Nahan singled and promptly stole second. Jon Menke hit for Brenden Luna and grounded out second to first to end the inning. TOTAL 0 RUNS, 1 HIT, ONE LEFT ON BASE


Balls N Strikes Bunch: John Dicken was out to the first baseman unassisted. Jake Powers popped out to short. Ryan Richardson grounded out shirt to first. TOTAL 0 RUNS, 0 HITS, NONE LEFT ON BASE


Fifth Inning:
Chicago North Shore Stars: Joe Moran flied out to centerfield. Anthony Kopp singled. Graham Wolff homer to left center scoring Kopp and himself. Will Neal singled to left. Dylan McLeod came on to replace starter Joe Burk. Mark Lopez singled. Chris Glab ground to second but was safe when the second baseman bobbled the ball for an error. George Papandreou singled drive in Will Neal. John Dicken came on in relief for the Balls N Strikes Bunch. A J Nathan grounded to short who threw home to nail Mark Lopez for the second out. Jon Menke flied out to centerfield to end the inning. TOTAL 3 RUNS, 5 HITS, THREE MEN LEFT ON BASE


Balls N Strikes Bunch: Steven Thomas led off with a shot to right field but was thrown out at first on a headsup play by the right fielder. Brian Denning was hit by a pitch and then stole second base. Dylan McLeod flied out to centerfield. Ross Durbin singled to left with Denning moving to third. No throw by the cather as Durbin stole second. Keenen Maddox struck out swinging to end the inning. TOTAL 0 RUNS, 1 HITS, TWO LEFT ON BASE


Sixth Inning:
Chicago North Shore Stars: Joe Moran was hit by a pitch. Anthony Kopp grounded to short but the ball was bobbled and both runners safe. Graham Wolff popped out to short. Will Neal flied out to left. Mark Lopez struck out swinging. TOTAL 0 RUNS, 0 HITS, TWO LEFT ON BASE

Balls N Strikes Bunch: Kenny Nelson struck out swinging. Nick Molloy was hit by a pitch. Mark Lopez relieved A J Nathan on the mound for Chicago. John Dicken walked. Jake Powers walked to load the bases. A J Nathan came back to pitch for Chicago. Ryan Richardson was hit by a pitch forcing in Nick Molloy with the tying run. Steven Thomas came to bat and layed a perfect squeeze bunt down past the pitcher, scoring John Dicken, to win the championship 7-6. TOTAL 2 RUNS, 0 HITS, THREE MEN LEFT ON BASE


FINAL SCORE:
BALLS N STRIKES BUNCH (MO) 7 - CHICAGO NORTH SHORE STARS (IL) 6



CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FINAL BOX SCORE

Chicago North Shore Stars (IL)
NO
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI'S
1

Moran, Joe

CF
3
1
0
0
0
0
7

Kopp, Anthony

P/C
4
2
2
0
0
0
6

Wolff, Graham

SS
4
2
2
0
1
3
8

Neal, Will

2B/3B
4
1
2
0
0
1
10

Lopez, Mark

DH/LF
1
0
1
0
0
1
4

Bilton, Mike

LF
3
0
1
0
0
0
5

Glab, Chris

3B/C
3
0
0
0
0
0
3

Papandreou, George

1B
3
0
1
0
0
1
15

Nathan, AJ

C/P
1
0
0
0
0
0
2

Donovan, Mike

2B
2
0
1
0
0
0
11

Luna, Brenden

RF
1
0
0
0
0
0
9

Menke, Jon

RF
2
0
0
0
0
0

TOTALS

31
6
10
0
1
6

NO
PITCHING
IP
AB
K
BB
H
R
ER

7

Kopp, Anthony

1
5
1
2
3
3
3

15

Nathan, A J

4 1/3

17
3
0
5
2
2

10

Lopez, Mark

0
0
0
2
0
0
0

TOTALS

5 1/3
22
4
4
8
5
5

Balls N Strikes Bunch (MO)
NO
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI'S
5

Denning, Brian

CF
1
0
1
1
0
1
13

Burk, Joe

P/LF
2
0
0
0
0
0
15

McLeod, Dylan

P
1
0
0
0
0
0
3

Durbin, Ross

C
3
0
2
1
0
0
4

Maddox, Keenen

SS
3
1
1
0
1
1
7

Nelson, Kenny

LF/1B
2
1
0
0
0
0
14

Molloy, Nick

3B
2
2
1
0
1
2
1

Dicken, John

1B/P
1
1
0
0
0
1
2

Powers, Jake

RF/P
2
1
1
0
0
0
12

Richardson, Ryan

2B
2
1
1
0
0
1
6

Thomas, Steven

EH
2
0
0
0
0
1

TOTALS

21
7
7
2
2
6

NO
PITCHING
IP
AB
K
BB
H
R
ER

13

Burke, Joe

4
16
2
0
5
3
2

15

McLeod, Dylan

1/3
4
0
0
3
3
3

1

Dicken, John

0
3
0
0
2
0
0

2

Powers, Jake (Winning Pitcher)

1 2/3
8
1
0
2
0
0

TOTALS

6
31
3
0
12
6
5

OFFICIAL SCOREKEEPER - Stephanie Banks


Championship Game Notes:

Chicago North Shore Stars (Illinois)
  • Joe Moran - excellent defensive at centerfield and came up with a big two-run home run in semi-final game.
  • Anthony Kopp - two pitching victories, outstanding at shortstop and a three-run home run in semi-final game.
  • Graham Wolff - excellent shortstop, second baseman and centerfielder; hit six home runs in tournament.
  • Will Neal - team leader in runs batted in, five home runs in tournament including a three-run home run in the semi-final game.
  • Mark Lopez - team leader in home runs with seven. Two pitching victories.
  • Michael Bilton - second in the Week #9 Golden Arm Skills Competition. He came back from a broken jaw earlier in the season to catch and play outfield.
  • Chris Glab - five home runs in the tournament, one pitching win. Played first base, third base and outfield.
  • George Papandreou - big home run blast and is an animal on and off the field.
  • Jon Menke - three excellent pitching outings and played first baser and outfield.
  • A J Nathan - two pitching victories including a complete game in semi-finals. A threat to steal any time on base.
  • Brandon Luna - complete game pitching to win and a big grand slam.
  • Michael Donovan - provided several clutch two-out hits and led the team in pitching appearances in the tournament.



Balls N Strikes Bunch (Missouri)
  • Overall record 43-24.
  • Placed third or better in 8 of all 11 tournaments that they entered.
  • Finished first in KAA wood Bat Tournament.
  • Finished first in BAA Early Bird Tournament.
  • This is a first year team.
  • Coached by two former minor league players and current owners of Balls N Strikes.


How The Championship Teams got to the Championship

Chicago North Shore Stars Opponents and Scores
defeated #21 OBX Riptides (NC) 8-5
defeated # 8 Sacred Heart Sluggers (NJ) 11-2
defeated #13 West Coast Prospects (CA) 6-2
defeated # 1 San Carlos Stingers (CA) 10-5


Balls N Strikes Bunch Opponents and Scores
defeated #22 CNY Major League All- Stars (NY) 9-3
defeated # 7 Golden Eagles (WA) 13-5
defeated #14 Blackstone Valley Thunder (MA) 9-4
defeated #23 Avon All Americans (CT) 7-6 (11 innings)




2003 Week #9 Champions - Balls N Strikes Bunch (Missour)

Champions - Balls N Strikes Bunch (Missouri)

2003 Week #9 Runnersup - Chicago North Shore Stars (Illinois)

Runnersup - Chicago North Shore Stars (Illinois)


Photos by Kimberly Scofield and Bill Hallada



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