Mountain View Singles by Pat Snelgrove
The Stuarts Draft Club welcomed some long time pitchers that we haven’t seen for a while. Hearl Kelly from Buena Vista came to play, Kevin Bowman from Palmyra, Branson Miller from Wincherster and Mark Bunch from Madison Heights. We also welcomed a BRAND NEW Cadet – Parker Dean. He had just turned 7 the week before, and had “practiced a little”. His grandpa – Larry Morris brought him.
Hearl, Kevin and Branson combined with our “regulars”, Randall, Glenn & George made up a VERY interesting A Class. As the day wore on, it became obvious that the “regulars” kept on their game better than the other guys. Entry percentage didn’t matter, wins/losses did, and the regulars took the top three places in the class by the end of the day!!
B Class ended with a 3 way play off between Jerry Colyer, Chuck Hansen & Ronny Altizer. Chuck & Ronny played first, with Chuck topping Ronny 40-18. But he was losing steam. By the time he faced Jerry, he could only muster 12 points to Jerry’s 40 onslaught.
C Class also had a play off between Larry Morris and Herman McCarthy. It was a six player class. In the second round, Horace Phillips gave Herman a loss in a very close game. In the last round, Herman won over Larry (40-23) and they both only had 1 loss up until then. This set up the playoff. To win, Herman had to beat Larry again. Either Larry was on fire or Herman ran out of energy... either way, Larry won that game 41-13.
In D Class, Eddie Gregory only earned one loss for the day, taking the class for 1st place.
E Class winner Richard Horvath showed is stuff by finishing 6-0, a full 5.55% over his entering stat. One of his opponents – the brand new cadet Parker Dean walked up to the table at the end of the rounds saying “I didn’t win any games” and pouting a little bit. The Stuarts Draft Club was ready for this- and gave him a trophy for his very first tournament – he was amazed!! He took home a trophy!! For his very first tournament!!
We hope we see Parker and all the other folks back on our courts soon.