White Sox edge Diamondbacks to win Nichols tournament
The Alexandra Street Turbo Delivery White Sox edged the Eskasoni Diamondbacks 6-5 at the Whitney Pier Ball Field on Sunday in the championship game of the Walter Nichols Memorial Fastball Tournament.
Wade Googoo was the winning pitcher for the White Sox, while Tyson Paul of the Diamondbacks was tagged with the loss.
Leading hitters for the White Sox were Dana Ethridge with a single, double and triple, while Derrick Rudderham chipped in with a triple, Chris Keough contributed a double and Joe Lahey added a single.
For the Diamondbacks, Pete Stevens led the way with three hits and Teddy Knockwood had a single.
There was also a pair of home runs in the title game, with Kenny Long hitting a round-tripper for the White Sox and Arnold Sylliboy knocking one out of the park for the Diamondbacks.
Long’s home run was especially dramatic, coming in the bottom of the sixth inning, just after he had saved the game with a long running catch — with two outs and the bases loaded — at the top of the inning.
To advance to the final, the White Sox defeated the Chant’s Funeral Home Cardinals 9-2 in a game called afrer five innings, while the Diamondbacks knocked off the Eskasoni Raiders by a 4-2 margin.
Dana Ethridge was named tournament MVP, Joe Lahey was the top hitter, top pitcher was Tyson Paul and Zach Gould of the Eskasoni Raiders was selected as the top sportsman forthe tournament.
Far left, Alexandra Street White Sox manager Scott Black, and far right, White Sox player Chris Keough, accept the championship trophy for the Walter Nichols Memorial Fastball Tournament from Walter Nichols Jr. and Debbie MacDougall. The White Sox defeated the Eskasoni Diamondbacks 6-5 at the Whitey Pier Ball Field on Sunday to claim the title.