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Highlights - 1951

1951
Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 7-19

Order of Finish (NSC)

Calvert (CA) Softball Club
Phoenix (AZ) Fike Plumbers
Hanford (CA) Kings
Springfield (MO) Colonials
Salt Lake City (UT) Street Dept.
Ogden (UT) Fisher-Hess Pontiac
Phoenix (AZ) Double Seven Corp.
Oklahoma City (OK) Stanford Home Builders
Sapulpa (OK) Bartlett-Collins Glass
Kentland (IN) Cassidy Chevrolet
Los Cruces (NM) Holloman AFB
Tampico (IL) Merchants
Phoenix (AZ) O.S. Stapley
Fort Dodge (IA) Tony's Famous Foods
Ogden (UT) General Depot

All American Team Pos. B/Avg
Dick Gonzales-Calvert if
Bill Deloach-Calvert if
Lyle Glenn-Hanford if
Larue Savage-Springfield if
Lou Ferrero-Hanford of
Bob Neeley-Fike Plumbers of
Buddy Storer-Calvert of
Clyde Woods-Oklahoma City ut
Bill Heard-Hanford ut
Charles Morris-Hanford c
George North-Salt Lake City c

Pitchers W-L I/P H E/R S/0 B/B

Kenny Law-Fike Plumbers
Weldon Haney-Calvert
Les Haney-Hanford

Other Awards
Most Valuable Player-Bill Deloach(2b), Calvert
Outstanding Pitcher- Weldon Haney, Calvert
Leading Hitter-Larue Savage(.462), Springfield
Best Dressed Team- unknown
Team Sportsmanship-unknown


ISC Executive Committee
President: unknown
Exec.Secretary: Larry Walker
Regional VP's: unknown

Notes
This was the first NSC tournament held after Carrol Forbes left the NSC and formed
the ISL. There was certainly a battle for the big-name teams between the two organizations. The Hanford Kings stayed with the NSC in 1951 while the Hoak Packers from Fresno went to the ISL tournament in Greeley, CO.
The Calvert club breezed throught the winner's bracket, outscoring their opponents 21-4 in their first three games. Meanwhile, Fike Plumbers of Phoenix were in a dog fight for their first three games, winning each one by a 3-2 score, including an eight inning win over Sapulpa. However in the winner's bracket final, Fike cut loose and clobbered Calvert, 7-2 to remain in the driver's seat.
Hanford, who had lost their first game, 5-1 to Calvert went into the loser's bracket
and built momentum with each game they played, winning 5 games and outscoring their opposition, 30-7 including 3 shutout games. This set them up for a rematch with Calvert in the loser's bracket final. Calvert knocked them out of the tournament with a 4-3 win and then met the Plumber boys from Phoenix in a rematch.
Calvert were victorious, 1-0 in a 10-inning match and won the final and the 1951 NSC championship with a 5-0 shutout in the 9-inning game.
George Walker (p) with Salt Lake City got into a 15-inning match with Paul Woods of the OS Stapley team from Phoenix. The Street Department swept them up, 2-1.

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