Larry H. Miller Toyota finished fifth in the International Softball Congress World Men's Major Fastpitch Tournament.
Miller Toyota lost to the Midland, Mich. Explorers, 5-1, Friday afternoon at Sunset Park to end its hopes for an ISC championship."I knew we were down after losing that gut wrencher against The Farm (a 2-1 loss), but I didn't know how far we would be," said Miller Toyota coach Brad Burrup. "You can never measure that."
Miller Toyota (75-15) didn't get up, either.
Peter Meredith started for Miller Toyota, working only two-plus innings, giving up five runs in the third.
Dwayne Dyck replaced Meredith, but the damage was done. Over his six innings, Dyck gave up two hits, struck outeight, and walked only one.
Miller Toyota went nine innings, including the last six against The Farm of Madison, Wis., without scoring a run until Kyle Mag-nus-son doubled and scored on Tom Montgromery's single in the fourth. The Salt Lake City team scored only one run in its last 13 innings.
Magnusson finished the ISC Tournament by hitting .421, and Montgromery had a .357 batting average. They both finished with three RBIs.
Miller Toyota's next tournament, the ASA, will be its last this year. The ASA will be in St. Joseph's, Mo., over the Labor Day weekend.