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Tito Workman's Softball History
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Last Significant Update- 09-1-14

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


Monday, September 1
Goodfellows Pizzeria & Pub repeat as Mansfield World Series champions (August 13, 2007)

2007 Mansfield World Series Champions
MANSFIELD- Goodfellows Pizzeria & Pub Softball captured the gold winning the 28th annual Mansfield World Series this past weekend. They successfully defended their 2006 championship in which they won under the Marion Moose/Buffalo Wild Wings sponsor. Eight-teen teams competed in this years event that was held at Cyclops Circle in Mansfield, Ohio.
    The Wise Guys quickly advanced to the winners bracket semi-finals by disposing of Team Krush 24-1 and Spoerr Farms 25-3. Against Team Krush Scott Carr, Jeremy Litteral, Doug Virden and Scott Tollison led Goodfellows with three hits. Workman clubbed a pair dingers to go with seven RBI. Against Spoerr Farms Scott Carr banged out four hits for the victors while Scott Tollison had three hits.
   In the winners bracket semi-finals the Wise Guys faced Smitty's Drywall. Smitty's Drywall put some early pressure on Goodfellows racing out to 8-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Wise Guys cut the lead to five scoring three runs in the bottom half. After holding Smitty's Drywall scoreless in the top of the second Goodfellows plated six more runs to take a one run 9-8 lead after two innings of play. The two teams traded blows the next two innings until the bottom of the fifth inning. Trailing 16-14, the Wise Guys rallied for seven runs to make the score 21-16 and that would also end up being the final score. Eric Workman led Goodfellows with four hits. Buck Workman followed with three. Scott Tollison crushed a pair of roundtrippers to go with seven RBI. Jason Slack and Dana Waddell also knocked in three runs. 
   Off to the winners bracket final where the Wise Guys took on Fluff & Ed's Restaurant. Fluff & Ed's Restaurant led 15-5 heading into the bottom of the fourth where Goodfellows was able to cut the lead to 15-12 plating seven runs. Fluff & Ed's Restaurant tallied two more in the top of the fifth and again the Wise Guys cut the lead to two runs 17-15 by scoring three in the bottom of the fifth. After holding Fluff & Ed's Restaurant scoreless in the top of the sixth, Goodfellows was finally able to capture the lead pushing six runs across the plate to make the score 21-17 after six complete. Fluff & Ed's Restaurant managed to tie the game rallying for four runs in the top of the seventh but it wasn't enough. Scott Carr led things off with a single and advanced to second on a Jeremy Litteral fly out. Eric Workman was intentionally walked to bring up Scott Tollison who blasted a three run walk off homer deep over the centerfield fence that lifted the Wise Guys to a 24-21 win. Scott Carr, Buck Workman and Dana Waddell led the hit parade with four hits. Doug Virden, Eric Workman and Scott Tollison followed with three hits. Tollison cranked a pair of homers along with five RBI. Virden also drove in five runs in the victory.  
    In the finals Smitty's Drywall emerged from the loser's bracket for rematch with Goodfellows in the championship. Just like the first game Smitty's Drywall took the lead early. With the score 10-3 in favor of Smitty's Drywall, the Wise Guys were able to cut the lead to a single run scoring six in the bottom of the second inning. After holding Smitty's Drywall to an egg in the top of the third, Goodfellows was able to claim the lead for good plating three runs in the bottom half of the third inning to make the score 12-10. From there, the Wise Guys held Smitty's Drywall to two runs the rest of the way and went on to win 20-12. Scott Carr led the winners with four hits followed by Buck Workman, Tito Workman and Scott Tollison with three hits. T. Workman drove in four runs while Eric Workman and Tollison collected three RBI in the victory.
    For the weekend, Buck Workman led Goodfellows batting a stellar .928. Also hitting well were Scott Carr .850, Doug Virden .846, Eric Workman .812, Scott Tollison .800, Tito Workman .667 and Dana Waddell .647.

Monday, September 1
Wise Guys 4-2 at USSSA C state (August 20, 2007)

Jeremy Litteral gets the out at 2nd.
MILFORD- Goodfellows Pizzeria & Pub Softball went 4-2 and came away with a top five finish in the 2007 USSSA C State Championship this past weekend. Twenty teams competed in this event that was held at Expressway Park in Milford, Ohio just east of Cincinnati.
    The Wise Guys opened up tournament action with a play-in game versus Team Bring It/Mad Max of Cincinnati. Goodfellows plated five runs in the top of the opening stanza and were never challenged the rest of the way winning 11-1. Jason Slack led the victors with three hits.
    Advancing on the Wise Guys next faced Team Chaos of Cincinnati. Again, the Wise Guys got off to a quick start scoring six runs in the top of the first inning enroute to winning 11-5. Jason Slack, Jeremy Litteral, Doug Virden and Scott Tollison led the Goodfellows with three hits in the win. Andy Steck drove in three runs.
    In the winners bracket quarter-finals the Wise Guys took on Columbus Premier League rival HLS Bonding/Big Sonny's. Unlike the first two games, Goodfellows found themselves down 8-0 after the first inning. The Wise Guys got to within five runs with a seven run uprising in the bottom of the third to make the score 13-8. However, they were skunked the rest of the way and suffered a 19-8 setback. Jeff Brooks had three hits that included a grand slam dinger. Eric Workman collected four RBI in the loss.
    Off to the loser's bracket where Goodfellows went up against local squad Chico's/Fox Premier Hardwood. The Wise Guys vented some frustration by thumping Chico's/Fox Premier Hardwood 24-12. Buck Workman, Doug Virden and Scott Tollison led the hit parade with three hits each. Jeff Brooks drove in four runs while Virden and Eric Workman collected three RBI in the win.
    Next up for Goodfellows was Xtreme Moose/Shirtworks of Springfield in a Sunday morning loser's bracket showdown. The hot hitting carried over from the previous game as the Wise guys downed Xtreme Moose/Shirtworks in an 18-2 demolition. Doug Virden led the winners with three hits. Eric Workman and Scott Tollison each drove in four runs.
    Down to the final six teams the Wise Guys next faced Elk & Elk/Crete II/Easton of Cleveland. Here, the hot sticks for Goodfellows went cold as Elk & Elk/Crete II/Easton eliminated the Wise Guys 20-10. The Wise Guys got with within three runs (12-9) heading into the bottom of the fourth but an eight run uprising by Elk & Elk/Crete II/Easton in the bottom of the fifth put the game away. Eric Workman stroked three hits in the loss to go with three RBI.
    Hitting well for Goodfellows over the weekend were Scott Tollison (.667), Eric Workman (.667), Jason Slack (.611) and Doug Virden (.611). Complete tournament results can be found at http://www.usssa.com/sports/Bracket.asp?Type=Winners&Tournament=393571

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

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