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To the fans of this website, some of you know who I am but to those of you that don’t, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tito Workman and I’m the administrator of this website. I have ran this website since 2000.  

On September 14, 2013, after twenty-one seasons of playing softball I have decided to call it quits. The slow pitch game has changed so much since I first started playing in 1993 that it is no longer fun for me to play. I’m not a fan of the equipment that is used in the game today. I now realize that I’m in the minority and that the game of softball will not ever go back to the way it was when I first started playing. Plus participation is declining at a rapid rate each season and travel is increasing more and more. So, it’s time to step away.
 
I will miss seeing all the friends I made through the years and the camaraderie of being with my teammates. However, the bad outweighs the good and that is why I have decided to no longer play competitive softball.
 
I will not miss the sandbagging, cheating, traveling, marathon softball games, tournaments that are way behind schedule, dealing with the large egos and selfishness of many players today and all the softball drama in general.
 
Due to the feedback from many of you I will keep posting “blast from the past” articles every month. Good luck and best wishes to all my friends and former teammates who will continue to play. Thanks for supporting this website through the years.
 
Tito Workman #22

 



Tuesday, October 1
Goodfellows Pizzeria & Pub place 5th at USSSA Great Lakes C Nationals (September 3, 2007)



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Buck Workman makes a tough play at first.
FT. KNOX, KY- Goodfellows Pizzeria & Pub motored to Ft. Knox, Kentucky over the weekend to participate in the USSSA Great Lakes C Nationals. The Wise Guys were required to play in this tournament in order to validate their berth to the USSSA C World Tournament to be held the weekend of September 22-23 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Goodfellows compiled a record of 3-2 enroute to a fifth place finish. Fourteen teams participated in this tournament.
    In the tournament opener the Wise Guys took on a young and "confident" Team Chaos from Cincinnati. Goodfellows had beaten Team Chaos a few weeks ago in the USSSA C state tourney. Team Chaos put some early pressure on the Wise Guys plating eight runs in the top of the opening stanza and pushed their lead to 14-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning. The Goodfellows sticks finally came alive scoring eight runs to get to within five for a 14-9 score after four complete innings. After holding Team Chaos to a single run in the top of the fifth the Wise Guys scored two more runs to make it 15-11 after five complete. In the sixth, Team Chaos tallied seven runs to put Goodfellows down in another hole. However, the Wise Guys responded by exploding for twelve runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead 23-22. Goodfellows would throw an egg in the top of the seventh to preserve a thrilling 23-22 victory. Jeremy Litteral, Andy Steck and Eric Workman led Goodfellows with three hits. Dana Waddell drove in five runs while Steck and Workman each collected three RBI.
    Advancing in the winners bracket the Wise Guys next faced familiar foe in HLS Bonding/Big Sonny's. Both teams come out really flat as Goodfellows only led 1-0 after three innings of play. HLS Bonding/Big Sonny's finally dented the scoreboard plating four runs in the top of the fourth. The Wise Guys however, answered with five runs for a 6-4 score after four innings. In the fifth Goodfellows held HLS/Big Sonny's scoreless but only managed to score a single run in the bottom half for a 7-4 count after five complete. HLS Bonding/Big Sonny's grabbed the lead for the first time scoring four in the sixth and they would never relinquish it in handing the Wise Guys a frustrating 12-9 setback. Scott Carr was the only bright spot for the Wise Guys leading the way with three hits.
    On to the loser's bracket where Goodfellows met Sentry Fire/Apex of Kentucky. Sentry Fire/Apex drew first blood scoring a pair of runs in the top of the opening frame. The Wise Guys doubled that with four runs in the bottom half. Sentry Fire/Apex kept the game close until the bottom of the fifth where Goodfellows erupted for eight runs and then added five more in the sixth to put the game away 23-13. Buck Workman, Scott Carr, Jeff Brooks, Andy Steck and Eric Workman provided the needed offensive spark with three hits. Matt Montgomery and E. Workman knocked in four runs in the victory while Doug Virden and Scott Tollison each drove in three.
    The Wise Guys next went up against Columbus Premier League rival BCP Associates/Mr. Tint. Goodfellows got off to a good start plating six runs in the top of the first. BCP Associates/Mr. Tint countered that with five runs for a 6-5 score after the first inning. The Wise Guys pushed four more runs across plate in the second inning but BCP Associates/Mr. Tint kept within striking distance scoring three runs for 10-8 score after two innings. The next two innings the Goodfellows bats got super hot exploding for eleven runs in the fourth and ten in the fifth and go on to win 34-18. Andy Steck led the hit parade with five hits. Tito Workman and Eric Workman both had four hits while Jason Slack, Jeff Brooks, Jeremy Litteral and Matt Montgomery followed with three hits. T. Workman collect six RBI. Steck and E. Workman each knocked in five runs in the win followed by Doug Virden with 4 RBI and Litteral and Montgomery with three.
    House Rules was the next opponent for the Wise Guys. Goodfellows continued to stroke it jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the top of the first. However, the hot hitting died down for the Wise Guys and House Rules chipped away before taking a 14-11 lead after four innings. In the fifth Goodfellows would knot the score at fourtenn but House Rules retook the lead plating four runs in the bottom half. After scoring two runs in the top of the sixth the Wise Guys made things interesting by holding House Rules scoreless in the bottom of the sixth and rallying for five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 21-18 lead. Unfortunately, House Rules pushed the needed four runs across the plate to hand Goodfellows a disappointing 22-21 defeat. Andy Steck led the Wise guys in the loss with four hits. Scott Carr, Jeff Brooks, Tito Workman and Eric Workman followed with three hits. E. Workman knocked in six runs followed by Brooks and T. Workman with four RBI.
    Hitting well for the Wise Guys over the weekend were Andy Steck .800, Jeff Brooks .750, Tito Workman .733, Eric Workman .636, Jeremy Litteral .611 and Matt Montgomery .600


Monday, October 1
Wise Guys take 3rd at NSA B Northern Worlds (September 17, 2007)



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Eric Workman crushes a home run versus Freeze Concrete.
KANKAKEE, IL.- Goodfellows Pizzeria & Pub made the five hour trek to Kankakee, Illinois to participate in the 2007 NSA B Northern Zone World tournament. The Wise Guys compiled a 3-2 record that was good enough for third place honors. Twelve teams competed in this tournament that featured teams from across the great lakes region.
    Goodfellows began tournament action with an early morning contest versus Wisconsin Worth. Wisconsin Worth grabbed the early lead until the Wise Guys scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning to make the score 9-4. Goodfellows held on the rest of the way to down Wisconsin Worth 18-8. Andy Steck led the Wise Guys with four hits. Buck Workman, Dana Waddell and Scott Tollison followed with three hits each. Waddell drove in four runs while Tito Workman collected three RBI for the victors.
    Goodfellows next faced Tap Out from Missouri. In this game the Wise Guys again overcame an early deficit. Trailing 6-4 in the top of the fourth inning, Goodfellows plated five runs to make the score 9-6. From there, the Wise Guy defense held Tap Out to a single run the rest of the game for a 12-7 victory. Scott Car led Goodfellows with three hits. Eric Workman collected four RBI while Tito Workman knocked in three runs in the win.
    Advancing to the winners bracket semi-finals the Wise Guys took on KA Softball of Illinois. KA Softball quickly built an 18-0 lead after three and a half innings of play. In the bottom of the third the Goodfellows sticks finally woke up exploding for twelve runs to get to within striking distance at 18-12 after three complete. The Wise Guy defense dug down and held KA Softball scoreless the next three innings. Meanwhile, Goodfellows slowly chipped away at the lead before finally going ahead in the bottom of the sixth with a seven run uprising to make the score 24-18. In the top of the seventh KA Softball scored five runs and managed to get the tying run on second base with two outs. The leadoff hitter for KA Softball then laced a single to right center but was thrown out at second base before the tying run crossed the plate to give the Wise Guys a thrilling 24-23 come from behind victory. Leading the offensive attack for Goodfellows with four hits were Scott Carr, Doug Virden and Eric Workman. Dana Waddell, Andy Steck, Tito Workman and Scott Tollison followed with three hits. E. Workman drove in five RBI followed by T. Workman with four and Jeremy Litteral and Tollison with three RBI in the victory.
    On to the winners bracket final where the Wise Guys went up against Freeze Concrete of Cincinnati. In this game Freeze Concrete scored early and often. Goodfellows didn't have an answer for the Freeze Concrete hitting barrage that ultimately resulted in a 23-11 setback. Jeremy Litteral knocked in four runs in the loss.
    In the loser's bracket final the Wise Guys met TCP/Fieldhouse of Iowa. As was the case in every game this tournament, Goodfellows dug themselves into a hole by getting off to a slow start. TCP/Fieldhouse jumped out to a 13-3 lead and were never challenged as they went on to eliminate the Wise Guys 20-11. Eric Workman provided the only offensive spark for Goodfellows with four hits that included two dingers and eight RBI.
   Scott Carr, Andy Steck, Dana Waddell and Eric Workman were named to the all-tournament team. This weekend the Wise Guys close out the 2007 campaign with a trip to Orlando, Florida to compete in the 2007 USSSA C World tournmament.


Tito Workman's Softball History
Tito Workman's Softball History


 
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