From Richmond Register May 23, 2008
The following items have been copied from newspapers in 2003.
World wins Woodbine softball tourney in Corbin
By Mike Moore
It was a case of deja vu for Cynthanias NWO softball
Last year NWO breezed through the winners bracket of the Woodbine Rebel Softball Shoot-out Tournament only to watch
somebody else hoist the championship trophy.
This year it was more of the same.
NWO came out of the winners bracket
before falling to Richmond Trophy World 14-4 and 19-4 in the final last weekend in Corbin.
Trophy World coach Mike Hurt
said his team showed a lot of heart, especially after dropping a 17-9 decision to Paris Merchants in the first round of the
tournament last Friday.
My boys have really played awesome defense this whole tournament and our hitting kept picking
up and picking up, Hurt said. NWO is a great team. To beat them once is great and to double dip them is awesome.
World used a six-run sixth inning to end the first game of the finals and picked up right were it left off in the final. The
Richmond-based squad scored nine runs in the first inning, taking the fight out of NWO.
It will take the steam out of
anybody, Hurt said. Its hard to comeback when you are down like that. They had to sit down and wait for us because we had
to play seven games today. Our guys drew their adrenaline and we wanted to take that big trophy home.
Trophy Worlds Rob
Harvis was named the tournament MVP.
NWO coach Bobby Fowler found it difficult to explain his teams championship meltdowns.
I dont have any idea. Maybe the moon. I dont know, he said. Its better than finishing third. Well come back and win it
Tournament organizer Jimmy Hendrickson said this years field was one of the toughest in the 30-year history
of the event.
The level (of play) this year was a lot better, he said. Weve got some new teams which are real good. They
werent here last year.
Paris Merchants finished third and Londons Bad Boys took fourth place.
Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 12:13 AM.|
|The Woodbine Kings...Woodbine rebels oftball
Photo By: Mike Moore
By: Mike Moore Sports Editor
It was a case of deja vu for Cynthianas NWO softball team.
Last year NWO breezed through the winners bracket of
the Woodbine only to watch someone else hoist the championship trophy.
This year is was more of the same.
the winners bracket before falling to Richmonds Trophy World 14-4 in game one and 19-4 in game two.
Trophy World coach
Mike Hurt said his team showed a lot of heart after falling 17-9 to Paris Merchants in the Fridays first round match-up.
boys have really played awesome defense this whole tournament and our hitting kept picking up and picking up, Hurt said. NWO
is a great team. To beat them once is great and to double dip them is awesome.
Trophy World used a six-run sixth inning
to end game one and in game two it picked up where it left off by scoring nine first inning runs to take the fight out of
It will take the steam out of any body, Hurt said. Its hard to come back when your down like that. They (NWO)
had to sit down and wait for us because we had to play seven games today. Our guys drew on their adrenaline and we wanted
to take the big trophy home.
NWO coach Bobby Fowler found it difficult to explain his teams championship game meltdowns.
I dont have any idea. Maybe the moon, I dont know, Fowler said. Its better than finishing third. Well come back and win
it next year.
Tournament organizer Jimmy Hendrickson, said this years field was one of the toughest in the tournaments
The level this year was a lot better, Hendrickson said. Weve got some new teams that go in which are
real good. They werent here last year.
Hendrickson also said the weather cooperated nicely the whole weekend.
a perfect weekend, he said. I cant remember a weekend of this tournament where it didnt rain at least one day.
get too hot during the day and this is what the ball players like to play in. This is perfect weather for softball.
Christopher of Paris Merchants said his squad travels across the state and they always look forward to the Woodbine Shoot-out.
Weve been coming here for the last three or four years. We come down here to have a little fun, Christopher said. Ive
been to a lot of softball tournaments in Kentucky and this is one of the nicest. Jimmy (Hendrickson) does a good job.
credited the tournament sponsors and the hard work of his family to the tournaments success.
Paris Merchants took home
the third place trophy and Londons Bad Boys captured the fourth place trophy.
Corbins Wholesale Foods and Louisvilles
Sports Connection tied for fifth.
Trophy Worlds Rob Harvis was named tournament MVP.
Mike Moore can be reached
|Story created Monday, June 23, 2003 at 11:11
|This taken from the Richmond Registar August 20, 2003
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TROPHY WORLD Goes 3-2
In ASA Nationals in Owensboro!!!
Trophy World loses it's first game in a hard fought battle 22-18.
Then on friday gets a 7-0 forfeit victory. On saturday they face another tough team and come out with another win, 18-15
over Brickers from Pennsylvania. Then playing back to back they played Phoenix from New Jersey
and won another tough game 21-20. Trophy World then had to drive to the other softball complex where they found Quality
Softball from Dayton, Ohio waiting for them. Quality jumped out to a 24-0 lead before TWS scored it's first run in the
second inning. TWS fought back and made a game of it closing to within 12 runs but could not over come that early 24
run lead by Quality. The final score was TWS 17 & Quality 29. TWS finish tied for 25th out of 100 teams.
That's not bad for a team that is only 2 years old and played D ball last year. It has been a great season!
TROPHY WORLD GETS
ASA NATIONAL C BID AT STATE TOURNAMENT IN OWENSBORO!!!!
Trophy World goes 6-2 in the ASA Kentucky State Tournament!! We were rewarded
for our hard play with a C National Bid!!! This is awesome for a second year team to have this kind of year! Besides
the Number ONE C team in the state "CDS" we are the only C team to finish in the top five in both the NSA - 3rd &
ASA - 5th. That is big for anyone. We have been blessed this year! Now we have the NSA and ASA Natoinals
to look forward too! Details scores for our ASA games are on the results page.
|missing from picture: Kevin Hurt, Dennis Campbell & CJ Hurt.
TROPHY WORLD WINS THE
WOODBINE REBEL CLASSIC
Trophy World Softball played in Corbin in the Woodbine Rebel Classic on June
21 & 22. We lost our first game to a very good Paris Merchants team by a score of 17 to 9. After that loss
we regrouped with a 16 - 0 win over Moon Dogs & a 15 - 5 win over a good Undisputed Softball team. Sunday morning
we met early in Corbin & took hitting practice in a field close by the ball park. We came out on fire with a good
win over the tough HDI team 15 - 5! After that we started counting down the games. We beat Superior, 9 - 1, Howard's
13- 2 and then played Bill Crook's very tough Wolverines, 12 - 10, followed by win's over a very good Bad Boys team 16 - 10
and a payback victory over Paris Merchants 20 - 5 which had put us in the losers bracket at the beginning of the tournament.
We had just won 8 straight games (6 on Sunday) and now faced wining 2 games against NWO / M & M Liquor! NWO had
a very excellent team! We came out in the first inning and jumped out to a 3 - 1 lead and never looked back winning
14 - 4 in 6 innings and then in the if game we really caught fire jumping out with a 9 - 2 lead in the first going on to win
in 3 by a score of 19 - 4. Our defense was just awesome this weekend making one huge play after another. We would
like to congratulate the over teams on a great tournament. Players on our team making the All Tournament Team were Shane
Ecklar, Mark Tipton, Scott Sword, Tommy Begley, Chris (Stewie) Stewart and MVP (Gold Glove) winner, Rob Harris. We had
a great weekend going 10 - 1 against some very tough teams!!!!
TROPHY WORLD GETS 3RD
AT NSA C STATE
Trophy World Softball goes 6-1 to win A 2003 NSA C World Series Bid and come in 3rd in a rain shortened NSA C State Tournament.
The 2003 NSA C World Series will be held in Kankakee, Illinois September 12-14. Trophy World played a great tournament
beating some of the best teams in the State of Kentucky. TWS started out hot wining their first game 12-0 against Rockhounds,
then in the second game of the tournament ran into a tough L & J / High Energy team and lost 9-8. Due to the crazy schedule
of the tournament TWS then had from around 1pm till 10pm that night to reload and get ready to play again. In the last game
of the night TWS had to play a very tough Marion Music team and won 19-17. TWS then came back on Sunday morning to play a
hot Bay Boys team from London that hits the ball hard. TWS 25 - Bad Boys 15! TWS came out hot stayed hot the whole game! Next
for TWS was MGD / L & J from Western Kentucky! With great defense TWS wins 16-9! Waiting on the side lines is J-Law a
very hard hitting team from Northern Kentucky. J-Law jumps out to a 8-5 lead going into the 6th. TWS wakes up the bats and
score 11 in the top of the 6th and goes on to win 19-13. Then TWS is to play number one C ranked team Hub City Glass. This
game was a war with the lead changing hands a few times before Hub City ties it in the top of the 7th inning. Then the rain
comes and game ends up being called and the score of the 6th inning being the final TWS 18 Hub City 16. NSA got caught unprepared
with no way to finish the tournament and declared a deserving CDS the winner. NWO was given 2nd. Congrats to CDS and NWO on
a great tournament! Rob Harris hit .727, Scott Soard .731 and Chris Stewart .700 to lead the team in hitting average. Chris
Minter hit 5 Home Runs and had 17 RBI's to provide the power.
Galaxi / SLH / L&J