2014 Tournament // Chicago, Illinois

champion2014DetroitThanks to all who attended the 36th annual International Jewish Men’s Slo-Pitch Tournament from August 30-September 1, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. We were thrilled to welcome so many old friends from Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Detroit, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, St. Louis and Winnipeg, and new friends from Columbus. We did everything we could to make the weekend a memorable one, featuring great softball at Melas Park and great food and hospitality at the Doubletree Rosemont-O’Hare and at the fields. We hope that everyone had a great time.

The championship game featured the top two seeds, perennial rivals Detroit Motor City Hit Men and Chicago Waste Management, who have met on Monday in 6 of the last 7 years and who both had 8-0 records in this year’s tournament entering the title game. The Hit Men emerged victorious, winning 20-9 and regaining the title from defending champion and host team Chicago Waste Management. Lyle Schafer, playing in his 28th IJMSPT, started the scoring with a 2-run homer in the second inning, and the Hit Men never looked back. Great pitching from Greg Lewis combined with outstanding hitting throughout the lineup gave the Hit Men a big early lead, which Chicago could not overcome despite a 7th inning rally. The finals followed two days of exciting round-robin play and some great games in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year in St. Louis.

Mike Slade
Jeremy Friedman
Chicago Waste Management
2014 IJMSPT Host Committee

Team W L T RD
Detroit Motor City Hit Men 6 0
Chicago Waste Management 6 0
Chicago Pig Monsters 6 0
Chicago Mitzvah Boys 5 1
Hamilton Hess Village 3 2 1
St. Louis RiverDawgs 3 2  1
Vancouver Reign 3 3
Detroit Mayhem 2 3 1
Columbus The Menschen 2 3 1
Minneapolis All Stars 1 3 2
Las Vegas Explosion 1 5
Toronto Gamblers 1 5
Montreal Royals 0 6
Winnipeg Sweepers 0 6
Team Scr Team Scr
Quarter Finals
Detroit MC Hit Men 31 Detroit Mayhem 20
Hamilton Hess Village 3 Chicago Mitzvah Boys 9
STL RiverDawgs 3 Chicago Pig Monsters 1
Chicago Waste Management 11 Vancouver Reign 10
Semi Finals
Detroit MC Hit Men 30 STL RiverDawgs 24
Chicago Waste Management 9 Hamilton Hess Village 2
Detroit MC Hit Men 20 Chicago Waste Management 9

Video Directed and Edited By David Sherline

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