The Sun City Travel Softball team returned from Tampa, Fla., last weekend with silver medals for finishing second in the ISSA World Tournament of Champions.
The double-elimination tournament featured teams from around the country that had either won or finished runner-up in an ISSA or SPA tournament. Sun City won six of the eight games it played, knocking out teams from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio along the way.
The Sun City defense turned 11 double plays over the weekend.
Red Kopytko, Rick Dory and Dean Waters combined to go 12 for 12 in a 23-22 win over Steel Dawgs, from Pennsylvania. Dory, Doug Baker, Don Feldkamp and Bob Lee combined to go 15 for 15 and score 15 runs in a 20-15 win over HME, of Atlanta, in the quarterfinals. Kopytko and Tom DaParma each had five hits in a 22-7 win over Maumee Bay, of Ohio.
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Team Flagler, of Flagler Beach, Fla., eliminated Sun City, 25-12.
Baker, Waters and Craig Waite -- who had 11 RBIs on the weekend -- were awarded all-tournament jackets.
Members of the Sun City team are: Craig Waite, Doug Baker, Dean Waters, Red Kopytko, Tom DaParma, Rick Dory, Bob Lee, Don Feldkamp, Ken Abshier, Lou Fasano, Pete Bonanno, Mike Coriale, Dennis Jackson and Fitz Harding. The team is coached by Ross Glatzer.