Finally playoff time here at Tony Martinez! After multiple rain-outs, we were finally able to get things rolling and find out who will end the season on top.
Our first game of the day was the morning battle between Hold My D and the Tanks. Hold My D used their “Still Drunk from Saturday Night” powers and were able to run away with this one by a score of 11 to 3, pushing them to the semis.
Next up we had Thunderstruck take on the Designated Drinkers. Thunderstruck showed up a little short this morning, but were still able to take control of the game in the early innings. The Drinkers attempted the comeback, but Thunderstruck were able to prevent it and punch their ticket to the semis where they would take on the top seeded Bomb Squad. Bomb Squad entered the day with only one loss, and would look to keep things that way. They got off to a hot start and were able to keep Thunderstruck off of the scoreboard. They would keep the storm in check and advance to the Finals by a score of 7 to 0.
The game for the final spot in the finals featured Team Turn Up and Hold My D. Team Turn Up turned their offense all the way up and jumped out to an early lead thanks to some good hitting and their speed. They were able to run all over and would take the final spot in our finals. Final score was 12 – 3 in favor of Turn Up.
Our finals put Team Turn Up against the Bomb Squad. This game was close the entire way! Overall it was a very exciting Championship game. The game went back and forth until the third inning when Bomb Squad took control. They were finally able to get their offense going and their defense preventing Turn Up from taking back the lead. Bomb Squad would hold on to win the ‘Ship and earn their picture with the banner! Final score of the Championship was 10 to 6 in favor of the Bomb Squad.
Thank you to everyone who came out this season! We hope you had as much fun as we did! See you next season!
Our playoffs today were a bit different than usual after Mother Nature pushed as back a few weeks as our playoffs began at 8am this morning! This was likely the cause for a few teams to forfeit, but it did open the door for a number of new possible contenders! Interestingly, one of the teams to take a forfeit was the #1 seed, Unknowns. Motha Sluggas was one of those teams, sitting in the #12 spot they won early 7-3 over Ballapenos and they also won big 10-0 against Hold My Beer. Ball Breakers was the #6 seed and they put up 19 runs in their first game against Beer Thirty and then 17 runs against Alcoballics to win 17-10. After two rounds it looked like we might have a nice Championship game and we did.
Motha Sluggas beat Pitch You Be Trippin 12-4 to make the Championship game and Ball Breakers barely squeezed out a win 8-6 against The Trumps. In the Championship game, it was Motha Sluggas taking the banner 10-4 over Ball Breakers!
One Team, One Bed
In the Social Division we have six teams make the playoffs and it was a fun one to watch. Big Sticks came out early winning 14-4 over Halfnutz, then we saw Hit It or Quit It destroy Hoodbats 22-1. The #1 seed One Team, One Bed showed their talents by be beating Big Sticks 11-7 while Hit It or Quit It continued to roll by beating Scoregasms 7-3. In the Championship game we saw some great play on both sides but in the end it was One Team, One Bed walking away with the title 6-3.
Thanks to everyone for a successful season, let’s get that next one rolling!