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Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Results Below
Thursday's play-off games featured three #1 seeded teams with just one loss between them on the season. They did not disappoint, each claiming their respective division title, though they weren't all easily won.
The men's Gray division was dominated by the Wanderers all season, and the play-offs proved no different. The interesting twist here was that #3 Farmer Brown dropped #2 Cantankerous Candirus in their semi-final. But they were no match in the finals, falling to the Wanderers 13-3.
The Men's Red Division had a similar outcome, except that #2 McGladdery held off #3 Babcock Auto, scoring two in the final frame for the 11-10 win. But they were no match for the #1 License Center Team, and fell by a 22-8 tally.
Both of the women's seni-final games ended by ten-run rule, which then pitted #2 Wicked Moose against #1 McGill Construction. This proved to be the most exciting game of the night. Wicked Moose moved out to a commanding 11-4 lead after three innings, but they cooled off after that. McGill picked up the pace from there, going ahead after five. But Moose answered with three in the sixth, but one McGill run kept it tied after six. Moose went silent in the top of the seventh, and then McGill scored the one they needed in the bottom half to claim the title.
All top-seeded teams in the Wednesday Night Men's Division emerged victorious in play-off action last night. In two cases, however, it was the #3 seed knocking off #2 to earn a spot in the respective division finals matchup.
In the Brown Division, Image Smartz rolled to the title with wins over #5 Energy Products and #3 ToBeDetermined (nice name guys!). TBD had ousted #2 Jimmy Johns to get to the finals.
The Green Division went as the seedings would have suggested. #6 JAG Tours was the surprise entry into semis, but they were no match for #2 Justin Schwirtz / Edina Realty, falling 15-1. It was #1 Essig Agency, however, taking easy wins over #4 Virgil's in their semi, and over Schwirtz in the title game.
The White Division saw a a tight semi-final contest between #1 Silver Bullets and #4 Paramark, in which the Bullets escaped with a two-run win. In the other semi, #2 Rochester Toyota was no match for #3 Juiced, falling 10-0.
But Juice ran out of juice in the finals, as the Silver Bullets prevailed on a 17-6 score.
There were some tight games and some blowouts as the Tuesday Men's Leagues battled it out in semi-final and finals action.
In the Tan Division, 5th-seeded Goon Squad gave #1 Roger's Tree / Northwest Liquor a strong challege. Down 8-0 early, Goon Squad fought back to tie the game in the top of the fifth, only to watch Roger's score ten in the bottom half to lock up the win, and their place in the finals.
Wicked Moose soared to big win in their semi, but came out flat against Roger's in the final. But Roger's could only muster a small lead, giving Moose an opportunity to come back. The game went extra innings, with Roger's plating the winner in the bottom of the eighth.
The Orange Division saw Ritch Peterson Electric sail to the title on the winds of two 10-run victories. The closest action occurred in the other semi-final, where Wicked Bombers erased a four-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh, scoring five to take the win away from Pro Stall, moving them into their fateful match-up with RP Electric.
The Blue Division semi-finals went as anticipated, with Excel Homes and Bear's Den cruising to the title tilt with big five-inning wins, setting up the game of the night. In the final contest, led most of the way by Bear's Den, Excel gained momentum through the final innings, eventually claiming a 29-23 win.
Semi-finals and finals were held in three divisions of RSA Co-Rec softball on Monday night. Excitement was high and many of the games were close.
In the White Division, third-seeded Empty Pitchers took down the top two seeds, Multiple Scoregasms and Bad News Beers to claim the title.
In the Red Division, Knaup Endodontics, the #2 seed, had #1 Paramark down 2-0 going into the bottom of the 7th inning. That's when the Paramark bats came to life, scoring the three runs necessary to claim the championship.
The Blue Division saw Wild Bill's breezing to the title game over Colonial, while Rochester Toyota (#2) and BBS (#3) played a tight game that Toyota won in the bottom of the seventh.
The Championship game in this top division proved to be a barn burner. Toyota moved out to a big lead with four 4-run innings, and were one run away from ending the contest in five innings. But Wild Bill's scraped their way back into the game, and scored eight in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 18 and take it to extra innings. The eighth and ninth went scoreless. In the tenth, Toyota plated two. Will Bill's matched the two, then scored the winner on a head-first slide at the plate by none other than...
(Free beer to the first person to guess right... just kidding.)
Yes, it was Putzy!