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HEAT Win Glen Ellyn Summer Classic!!!

Heat top The Lemont Indians, Downers Grove Long Shots(blue), and the Glen Ellyn Rebels Red to be 1 seed in their pool. They end up the 2 seed in tournament play. In first tournament game, they played The Carmel Knights, from Carmel Indiana. They Heat came out hot, with a Home Run by Kevin Davis, followed by another from Steven Meyer. They had a lead, but the Knights did not go away, tied the game up. This lead to David Ascencio being the hero, hitting a walk off home run in the bottom of the 7th to propel the Heat to the semi-finals. In the semi-final game, the Heat played the Oak Park Eagles and saw the return of Trey Stewart from vacation with the family. The Heat came out victorious, going to yet another championship game! In the Championship game, the Heat faced long time rival, The Wheatland Ducks. They were the 8 seed for the tournament, but don't let that fool you. They knocked out the 1 seed Sparks(Jurack) and then beat the higher seed Bolingbrook Rampage. The game was a great game that went back and forth the entire game. David Ascencio hit a home run, and the game was tied in the bottom of the seventh, when Austin Hoffman led off with a double, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Conor Fitzgerald, which led to Kevin Horan getting a game winning hit. A complete team victory, great job Heat!


Heat beat the Indiand Playmakers, Illinois Celtics, and the Upper Deck Cougars to be the 1 seed for the tournament bracket. In the tournament bracket, they beat the Hard Knocks Landsharks, slip past the Lincoln Way Blue Demons, who were riding a high after a great week in Cooperstown. Then play the host team, Sparks(Jurack). David Ascencio kept their hitters off balance and the Heat walked away the victors, with some timely hitting, and great execution. A complete team victory!


HEAT go 5-1 in pool play to be 20th seed for bracket play. Play Dunwoody Destroyers, a very good team from Georgia, that it took 10 innings to complete. The game was tied 2-2 for 9 innings until the 10th, when the Heat loaded the bases, and Kevin Davis hit a walk off grand slam to give them a 6-2 opening tournament victory. In game 2, Justin Divelbiss went the distance shutting out the Lakes Bombers from Florida, 5-0, only allowing 2 hits. In game 4, the Heat faced the Kentucky Kids, a very good team from Kentucky, The Heat came out hot in that game, had a 7-2 lead, but could not hold on. The Kids won the game 9-7. In game 3, the Heat played the Vestivia Rebels from Alabama, and won that game 14-1. In game 5, the Heat played the Ohio Explorers, and won 11-2, Steven Meyer had a 3 run home run, and Austin Hoffman had a home run. In game 6, the Heat played The Bay Area Blast, and won 15-2, Kevin Davis had a home run. Pitching and defense allowed the Heat to go into bracket play only allowing 2.66 runs per game. In bracket play, the first opponent for the Heat was the Caldwell Heat from North Carolina. The Heat won that game 8-4. The second game for them was the 13 seed, Premier Pythons from Ohio. This was a team that was making fun of the size of the boys on the Heat. Well, never judge a book by it's cover, the Heat won 8-4, with great pitching and 1 home run by Austin Hoffman, coupled with 2 home runs by Kevin Davis. The Heat made it to Thursday in Cooperstown, the Sweet Sixteen! The Heat play the 4 seed, West Pines Cobras from Florida. The Heat ran out of gas, losing 11-4, but David Ascencio and Mike Maza both hit homeruns in the game. Overall, great showing by the Heat and most of the other teams from Illinios, with the McHenry County Hurricanes also making the Sweet Sixteen.


Heat go 5-0 in tournament, beating the Northwest Indiana Shockers in the semi-final game and the Lincoln Way Prospects in the championship game to complete the tournament on top. The Heat's path was not going to be easy. They had to play their third pool play game on Sunday morning. Then Bracket play started at 12:30, and that game was delayed so long, that the tournament director cancelled those games an the top 4 teams played for the title. The Heat then faced the Shockers and won that game to face the 1 seed Prospects. It was a pitcher's duel with neither team giving up any runs until the Heat scored 1 in the fourth inning. The rain set in again and the tournament was over. So the Heat won a rain shortened game, but not by their choosing. So they were there from 7:00 in the morning until almost 6:00 in the evening, long day at best. Congrats to the Heat, you play the cards you are dealt. Thank you to the Duneland Flyers and the tournament committee.


Heat get rained out on Saturday, play no pool play games and have to play 4 games on Sunday, because without playing a game the tournament director saw it fit for them to be the 10 seed out of 10 teams. Well they not only played 4 games, but they won 4 games. With some excellent pitching from David Ascencio, Jakob Gerson, JD(Justin Divelbiss), and Austin Hoffman, the Heat kept opposing scoring to a minimum. All while keeping opposing scoring to a minimum, the Heat scored 10,11,7, and 9 in the 4 games they played. There was timely hitting, advancing base runners, and a lot of bopping. When I say bopping, I mean bombs. There were home runs hit by David Ascencio, Kevin Davis, Conor Fitzgerald, Mike Maza and last but not least, Steven Meyer. Steven Meyer hit the grand slam against Zionsville to put the Heat ahead to stay in the semi-final game.