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Pro Prospects
Does Well Again

By Frank Rizzo
MONTICELLO — August 10, 2001 – The Pro Prospects softball team of Monticello took fifth place this past weekend at the Classie Lassies ASA Under-18 Tournament in the Troy-Albany area.
The Prospects actually took the No. 1 seeding going into the single-elimination round on Sunday after winning all three of their games on Saturday.
They started play by beating the New England Blue Devils 1-0 behind pitcher Analey Dietrich, who struck out five. Shannon Dietrich’s RBI drove Morgan Ehre home with the only run.
Tricia Ritchie then notched the win as the Prospects downed the Vermont Extreme 7-1.
Dietrich again took to the mound and again produced a shutout, fanning three as the Prospects beat Hunt’s Hurricanes of Glens Falls 3-0.
New England became the Prospects’ victim a second time on Sunday morning, as Ritchie picked up the 3-1 win.
The weekend came to an end for the Monticello-based team when it lost to the Central New York Shockers 9-1.
“They had a very good pitcher,” Prospects coach Dennis Dietrich said. “She had a good fastball and a great chance-up, and we didn’t hit her.”
Dietrich thought that the long layoff between games on Sunday hurt his team.
“I’m real proud of them. They played to the level of the competition, and there were some serious teams there,” he said of the Prospects.
20th Collins Tourney:

Dozen Teams
Set to Tangle

By Frank Rizzo
MONGAUP VALLEY — August 10, 2001 – The 20th annual Edward M. Collins Memorial Tournament will be held at the field bearing his name in Mongaup Valley this weekend.
Defending champion Roche’s Garage of Callicoon (Monticello Men’s League) hopes to repeat while facing some quality teams from the area.
Chief of these will be Grand Slam Auto of Marlboro, the 2000 ASA National “A” champions as well as defending champs of the Neal B. Turfler Tournament, the tri-county area’s most prestigious.
Teams committed to play as of press time included Paupack Fuels of Honesdale, Pa., and the Glen Spey League; Stewart’s of Port Jervis, which plays as Reiss A.M. Motors in the Glen Spey League; Lakewood Estates of Port Jervis (Glen Spey); Copperfield’s of Montgomery (Middletown/Monroe); Currency Club of Monticello (Monticello); M&B Consultants of Fallsburg (Monticello); and Simply Irresistible of White Lake (Monticello).
Among the the teams tourney director Dennis Dietrich is waiting to hear from is Lewis Auto Parts of Liberty and the Monticello League. Lewis’ main hurler, Bob Head, is out with an injury and the team is casting about for another hard thrower.

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