Shawn Rychcik had two of All-Car's four hits, including a solo home run, to lift the Green Bay, Wis., team to a 3-1 victory over Larry H. Miller Toyota Friday night at Queen Elizabeth Park.
The loss, the first in the International Softball Congress Fastpitch Tournament, dropped the Salt Lake City club into the loser's bracket to play the winner of the Decatur (Ill.) vs. Stovers of Jefferson City, Mo., Saturday afternoon at 11 a.m. (MDT).Rychcik doubled in the first inning. He was moved to second on a bunt single by Steve Schott, and scored on a passed ball.
Schott scored on a fielder's choice RBI by Mark Sorenson.
Miller Toyota cut the margin to one run in the first inning. Brett Alvey walked. He went to third on Brian Lehrman's single, and scored on Doug Streeter's RBI single.
The Salt Lake City team, which is 3-1 in the tournament, had seven hits and left six men on base.
Rychcik solo home run in the fifth inning lifted All-Car to a two-run cushion once more.
Peter Meredith, who lost his first game of the tournament after winning three straight, gave up only four hits, and fanned seven. He now has 47 strikeouts in 28 innings, and has given up only five runs.
Meredith has allowed only eight hits in 28 innings.
Lefthander Brad Underwood went the distance for All-Car to pick up the victory.