Underdog Bethany-Calvary wins City Softball Tournament

Aug. 19, 2009

15th-seeded Bethany-Calvary scored seven runs in the final two innings and beat top-seeded Schmidt & Bartelt 'A', 8-1, for the Wauwatosa Recreation Men's City Tournament Championship Wednesday night at Hart Park.

The win was huge for manager/first baseman Ted Blankschein who won his first championship on his 41st birthday. Blankschein singled twice and doubled and drove in two runs to lead the BC attack.

BCV scored in the first inning on Blankschein's RBI single and SAB tied the game with a run in the second on a walk and two singles.

But then 62-year old pitcher Jimmy Haas shut down the SAB offense the rest of the night, while BC scored four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to win going away.

The game was played in a downpour that increased as the game went on. SAB was missing five starters who were playing the Milwaukee Tournament, but manager Don Devine gave Hass, Blankschein and his team credit for playing a great game.



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