Builders Blast Way Into Winner-Take-All Final With 25-10 Win Over Illinois Tech

Builders Blast Way Into Winner-Take-All  Final With 25-10 Win Over Illinois Tech

FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 25, Illinois Tech 10

RECORDS: Apprentice School 29-14; Illinois Tech 24-10

SEEDINGS:  Apprentice School #5; Illinois Tech #1

LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA

IN BRIEF: In a record-smashing game one, the Apprentice School forced a winner-take-all championship game with a 25-10 victory over Illinois Tech on Saturday afternoon.

RECORDS ERASED

  • Illinois Tech Michael Malfeo tied a tournament record with two home runs as he was 2-for-4 with 5 RBIs.  That mark had been done five times before with Thomas McKenna of St. Joseph's-Brooklyn doing it last year against Victory University.
  • Apprentice School's Lee Rossi was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and tied tournament record with 3 doubles.  It had been done twice before with Matt Marshall of the Apprentice School doing it last against Florida College in 2007.
  • The Builders smashed the tournament record for runs scored in a game with 25.  The former record was 20 by Keystone College in 2004 against Central Maine CC.
  • They also tied the tournament record for hits in a game with 27 that was set last year by Cincinnati-Clermont against LIndenwood-Belleville.
  • The Builders broke the record for team RBIs with 23 as the old record was 18 by Keystone against Central Maine CC in 2004.
  • Brock Harris tied the tournament record for runs scored in a game with five as Mike Karas of Penn State Beaver did the trick against Robert Morris-Springfield in 2012.



BATTING LEADERS

  • Mark Labrador drove in five runs for the Builders going 2-for-4 with three runs scored.  Christian Burton was 4-for-7 with four RBIs, while Jordan Cowles was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two driven in for the Builders.
  • Austin Boos was 3-for-6 for Illinois Tech, while Malfeo was 2-for-4 with five RBIs and his two home runs.
FOR ALL THE MARBLES
Championship game started at 6:30 pm