Northeast State Tournaemtn With
Six Teams On July 5th - 7th In Crete
Crete: The Joliet Dirt Devils I won the USSSA
Girl's 16 & Under B Northeast State Tournament played at Heritage
Park in Crete on July 5th through 7th with a 7-2 record.
The champions opened pool play with a 4-0 win over the Crete Cyclones.
Game number two was not kind to the champions to be as they lost
to the Lansing Heat 6-2. Their final pool play game was an 8-2 win
over Lake Zurich Lightning.
In championship play the Joliet Dirt Devils I lost to Crete Cyclones
4-1 to put them into the losers bracket. The Joliet ladies went
to work and started to send teams on the raod towards home starting
with Lake Zurich Lightning who fell to the Joliet Dirt Devil I 4-3.
Next to exit the tournament at the hands of the Joliet ladies were
Lansing heat by a score of 4-1.
The Joliet Dirt Devils I got some sweet revenge when they sent home
the team that had put them into the losers bracket, Crete Cyclones
5-3. This win advanced them into the championship game where they
met their co-sponsored team from Joliet the Joliet Dirt Devils II
The Dirt Devils I defeat the Dirt Devils II twice by the scores
of 6-3 and 7-6 to win the state title.
The Joliet Dirt Devils II made it to the title game by opening their
pool play portion of this tournament with a 10-6 win over Northside
Explosion from Chicago. In their second pool play game the Joliet
based ball club dropped a 6-5 decision to the Lake Zurich Lightning.
In their last pool play game the Joliet Dirt Devils II lost to the
Crete Cyclones 6-0.
In the championship tournament portion of this event the ladies
from Joliet opened with a first round 5-3 win over Lake Zurich Lightning
5-3. In a semifinal game of the winners bracket the Dirt Devils
II defeated Lansing Heat 4-3. The Joliet Dirt Devils II won the
winners bracket with a impressive 8-0 win over Crete Cyclones. Their
sister team the Joliet Dirt Devils I came out of the losers bracket
to double dip them 6-3 and 7-6 as the Dirt Devils II were forced
to accept the second place trophy in this tournament.
USSSA Girl's 16 &
Under B Northeast State Tournament
Heritage Park, Crete
July 5th through 7th, 2002