Tom Dower Goes Off in Championship Game, Leads Team to National Berth
TULARE, CA — Santa Rosa Fastpitch defeated The Silverhawks 18-12 in the “if needed” game to win the 1st Annual Menâ€™s Fastpitch Western Memorial Weekend Challenge held here at Prosperity Park May 26-27. Santa Rosa not only took home the $1,000 first-place money but qualified for the Amateur Softball Association’s Class C National Tournament in Killeen, TX.
Jeff Nystrom hung on to pitch Santa Rosa to victory in the championship game, thanks to a powerful hitting attack led by Most Valuable Player Mark Young and catcher Tom Dower. In the title game, Dower had a home run, two triples and a double, while both he and Young hit over .600 over the weekend.
Thanks to Herb Dower for the latest edition of “The Dower Report”
Editor’s note: If a single, double, triple and homer is “hitting for the cycle”, what do you call Tom Dower’s performance in the championship game — a “motor-cycle”?