Elgin Warriors: My Site News

Sunday, July 17
Glenview Tournament

The first game of the Glenview tournament was an 8:15pm night game under the lights. A new lineup was introduced, and it seemed to work pretty well as the Warriors won the game easily. When day two of the tournament rolled around, it was pretty clear that the first game would not be as easy as the previous night’s game. Under the blazing sun, the Warriors found a way to win, by using the long ball.   In their second game, the Warriors put a beating on their opponent. In fact it was such a slaughter, Avery played short, Dean played first, and, AIDAN pitched!  Day three was easily the most exciting game of all. It was win or go home, and these pressure situations is where manager Mark Johnson has taught his team to stay calm and play their best baseball.  In game one, which was the semifinals, the opponent jumped out to an early 4-0 lead. But starting pitcher Jake Witecha settled down and allowed his team to get back into the game and eventually take the lead, thus winning the game. In the finals, the Warriors again fell behind early. When it got to the top of the 7th, they were still down. Elgin rallied for 4 runs, and took a 3 run lead going into the bottom of the 7th. The coaching staff called on Riley Alvarado to close it out and bring home the trophy. The opponent scored one run; and with two outs and a runner on first and third, it looked as if they could strike for more. But Riley stayed calm, and got the batter to hit into a roll-me-over ground ball to the 2nd baseman Aidan Johnson. He set his feet, fielded the ball, and tossed it over to Timmy at 2nd to win the game, and the Glenview tournament.

Avery Woodbury CF, HHS



Saturday, June 18
Cary Tournament



The Warriors started off the Cary tournament by splitting the two games on Saturday, going 1-1. The next day we had a scheduling mistake and half the team was informed the wrong time to be at the fields. But then when the games did begin, the Warriors took the first two games, putting them in the semifinals against the hated McHenry Outlaws. The Outlaws led all the way into the sixth inning, but then the Warriors scored three runs to knot it up at four. Jeremy held the score where it was for two innings, and the game went into extra innings. Then in the bottom half of the 8th inning, Riley came into pitch. He quickly got two outs, but the next hitter singled to right, stole 2nd, and went to third on a balk by a pathetic call by the umpire. Alvarado decided to attempt a pick-off move to third but the ball soared out of play, which, by stupid rule, gave the runner on third a free trip to home, thus scoring the winning run. The Warriors finished in 3rd place and overall played some quality baseball.

Avery Woodbury CF, HHS
Jeremy Monnie PT, 3B, JHS
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Wednesday, June 1
** INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE **



The Elgin Warriors wreaked havoc in the Dells this past weekend, slaughtering every team and coming away with the championship trophy. The first day of games were quite fun, as the warriors took care of business by winning all three and then running off to the Kalahari to swim. But things didn’t go as smoothly on Sunday. It started off good, with the Warriors slaughtering another team at 9am. They had a two hour break after that, because their next game didn’t have first pitch scheduled until 1pm. But during that intermission, a thunderstorm moved across Reedsburg, WI, and it began to rain. There were sounds of thunder everywhere, and yet the umpires didn’t cancel the games. Elgin Warriors manager Mark Johnson was not too happy with this ordeal, and he ended up convincing the umpires to move the next game to 4pm. The players all went back to the hotel and hung out. At 3pm the players reported back to the field, and by 3:45 the game was underway. It was clear that the delay had no effect on the Warriors, as they went out and slaughtered yet another team, and won the Badger Freedom Classic Tournament in convincing fashion.

Avery Woodbury CF, HHS
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