Adult Sports Report
Wildwood West wins gold again
After winning a Softball World Championship in Seattle in September, the Wildwood West Outlaws traveled to St. George, Utah to participate in the 20th annual Huntsman World Senior Games from October 9-13.
Six successive victories brought the Outlaws a gold medal in the 60 AAA bracket. A total of 315 softball teams from the United States and Canada participated in the games. In the preliminary games the Outlaws played a team from Winthrop, Wash. and came out on top 18-6. In the second game the locals defeated a team from Albuquerque, N.M. 23-9.
The Outlaws were placed in a bracket with 11 other teams.
In the first double-elimination game, Wildwood defeated a team from Sun Lakes, Ariz. by a score of 8-7. Next up was a team from Cape Cod, Mass. that fell to the locals 22-14.
The third game was against an all-star team from Brantford, Ontario that was defeated 14-8. That sent the Ontario team into the loser’s bracket to play for the right to face Wildwood in the finals. Brantford won for another try at Wildwood.
In a closely contested game, Brantford tied the score in the top of the seventh inning 9-9. Wildwood was unable to score in the bottom of the seventh, so onto extra innings.
In the top of the eighth Brantford had runners on first and third with one out when the next batter hit into a double play. In the bottom of the inning, the Outlaws had runners on first and second with no outs when the winning run scored on a long fly ball.
Participating for the Outlaws in the gold medal effort were Jack McLaughlin, Ed Kirkley, Jim Pack, Myron Prychun, Rich Schmidt, Guy Selleck and Jim Tetzlaff.
The Huntsman World Senior Games are held in St. George, Utah each October.
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