Joseph Chevrolet 65-Seniors Outlasts Cleveland 65 14-12 In SSUSA Nationals
The victory wrapped a 5-2 weekend for the champions, who bounced back from a 2-2 record in pool play to mow down three straight elimination round opponents for the title.
Named to the All-Tournament team were Jim Spelbrink (.833), Bill Goedde (.761), Walt Shroyer (.737), Ron Huser (.611) and Charlie Riggs (.591).
“Bill also gave us an outstanding pitching performance,” commented player-manager Jim Spelbrink. “And Walt Shroyer was tremendous in the leadoff spot. Ron Huser was outstanding on defense, and Charlie Riggs gave us a boost with his clutch hitting in the final game.”
Joseph lost two one-run games in the last inning in round robin play, including a 14-13 setback to to Joe Corbi’s (Md.) 14-13 and and a tough 9-8 loss to the Jersey Jaguars.
But Joseph took control in the elimination tournament, outslugging
Six Joseph players are in the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, including Jim Spelbrink, Jim Wessel, Walt Shroyer, Bill Goedde, Ron Garnett and Jim Zink.
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