Bar & Grill/Extinguishers climb ladder to 35-Over championship

After finishing as league tourney runners-up the last two seasons and losing the first game of the 2011 tourney, the Cambridge Bar & Grill/CFD Extinguishers won six straight games to claim the C-I Men’s 35-Over championship. With great pitching by Neil Jennissen and strong defense leading the way, the Bar & Grill defeated Big Al’s Team 12-3 in the Sept. 20 second title game after taking the Sept. 14 first championship tilt 14-6.

The Extinguishers– co-sponsored by the Cambridge Fire Department– is the last remaining team of the 1985 inaugural season of Men’s 35-Over Softball in Cambridge-Isanti. Neil Anderson and David Erickson are the last active players from that original season. 

Pictured are (Row 1, l-r): Greg Hunt, Dave Hanson, Chris Lindquist, Dean Schultz, Neil Jennissen, Tommy Foss, Dave Erickson, (Row 2) Neil Anderson, Mike Sorn, Brad Hiljus, Dave Matchinsky, Denny Valentyn, Chad Erickson, Doug Vellenga, Clint Lundeen.