Willmar squad comes back to win at Ghent
They see each other often — so there were no surprises when the X-Finity Fitness Xpress of Willmar faced B&G Exterminators of Litchfield in the Belgian American Days Softball Tournament in Ghent last weekend. The Exterminators made their way to the finals undefeated and had to win one of two games to the Xpress. But they couldn’t do that.
They lost the first game Sunday by six runs, then the Xpress completed their comeback with a win in the final game of the tournament to take the annual event.
The two teams play in the same league in Litchfield. Derrick Sussner of B&G, a relative of the Sussners’ in this area, said his team went to the internet and found the tournament and decided to give it a try.
Good thing they did. Two teams pulled out of the tournament before it started — leaving 12 teams to fight for the championship. The event started on Friday and ran until around suppertime on Sunday — when the final game was played between the two familiar foes.
Stoffl Construction, last year’s champ, lost in the semifinals to the Xpress.