TB Financial Group Wins 2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions

TB Financial 75+ won the #1 seed in pool play in Plant City, FL, on Jan. 22 – 24 and went on to win the Division Championship with a 4-1 record. TB Financial played Hamel Builders in a double elimination game on Wednesday afternoon in what turned out to be the Championship game due to the inclement weather on Thursday. The Championship game was tied after 4 innings 14 all. TB Financial Group scored 5 runs in the 5th inning while shutting down Hamel Builders and went on to score 10 runs in the open 6th inning to win the Division Championship 29-16.

Mgr. Dick Kanyan stated that it was essential to be the #1 seed in pool play and win the double elimination game on Wednesday because of the inclement weather that came in on Thursday. Our team’s offensive output was nothing less than spectacular, and our defense made a number of outstanding plays.

The game results were:

TB Financial 17-15 win over Chadwell Supply (5 run equalizer to Chadwell)
TB Financial 30-17 win over Michiana Merchants (5 run equalizer to Michiana)
TB Financial 14-15 loss against Hamel Builders
TB Financial 22-21 win over F.I.P. 80s (5 run equalizer to F.I.P.)
Championship Game – TB Financial 29-16 win over Hamel Builders

John Ramage and Ed Krisha did an excellent job handling the pitching. Thanks to Dave Foltz, Ray Walters, and Cal Allison for doing the bulk of the running, and also to the other team members that ran for others in the tournament. Rod Severson hit for the cycle against F.I.P. All World Team players for TB Financial: Bob Buchanan, Gregg Foster, & Roger Scott. MVP – Dave Sellars.

Leading hitters for TB Financial were Dave Sellars (.842) 17 RBI, 2B-2, 3B-3, Bob Buchanan (.833) 8 RBI, 2B-2, OTF HR, Dave Mamuscia (.833), Roger Scott (.810) 10 RBI, 2B-3, ITP HR, Gregg Foster (.789), Tom McGann (.778) 8 RBI, 2B-2, 3B, Rod Severson (.737) 2B, 3B, ITP HR-2, Ralph Hollis (.737) 2B-2, 3B-3, Dick Kanyan (.750) 2B-2, Carter Honkonen (.722) 10 RBI, 2B-2, John Ramage (.714), Ray Walters (.700) 3B-1, Dave Foltz (.666), Carl McWilliams (.625), Ed Krisha (.583), and Cal Allison.