Fall Finale Tournament Teams Preview (Teams 1-10 in no particular order)

  1. Advanced Auto – Captain: Rosario Falzone

Hometown: Lynn, MA

What else needs to be said about these guys? If you don’t know who they are you probably don’t get around much in the softball world. Without actually looking up the data it’s probably safe to say they’ve won or played in about 50% of tournament championships. Will they be there again on Saturday? Probably.

2. BBD – Captain: Alex Carrion

Hometown: Everett, MA

Here we have yet another team lead by some seasoned veterans. Alex and his Bulldogs squad have had some mixed results as of late. Are they a sure thing lock for the next round? Probably not. This tournament is stacked beyond belief, they’re going to need a good pool play draw.

3. Bombers – Captain: Ivan Carrasco

Hometown: Norwood, MA

Ivan and his Bombers had a disappointing slip up in the semis of the Pumpkin Ball Bash. Was he counting his chickens before they hatched? Some may say yes. An 11 run inning was the nail in the coffin that they couldn’t come back from. If the Bombers can eliminate errors and play better defense their offense can carry them later into the afternoon.

4. DC – Captain: Marlon Tauriac

Hometown: Tyngsboro, MA

Most of these guys play their league ball in Lawrence. So what’s that tell us? Not too much other than they’re on the NH border. They played in the Fall Finale last year as Hayes Tavern. They’re looking to make a name for themselves on Saturday that’s for sure.

5. Deadskunks – Captain: David Campbell

Hometown: Falmouth, MA

These guys hail from the shark feeding grounds of Cape Cod. We’ve heard they also play a little softball down there on the Cape so we’re sure these guys are prepared for battle. We have not seen them participate in a HUB tourney yet but they aren’t making the drive up to Dedham just to get some cuts in.

6. Easton Nomads – Captain: Chris Tracy

Hometown: Easton, MA

Watch out for this squad. They certainly turned some heads last year in the Fall Finale. They made their first appearance in a HUB tourney last year and they’re back looking to improve upon last year’s results. They’ll be packing quite a punch after plucking a few guys from a handful of teams in the Easton Men’s Softball League.

7. Framingham Pirates – Captain: Carlos Rivera

Hometown: Natick, MA

Most of these guys hail from the Framingham area hence the team name. Hopefully their season went a little better than their major league counterparts in Pittsburgh. We did see them in the Early Bird tournament last Spring but that seems like ages ago at this point. New year new squad, let’s see what they can do.

8. Ghosts of Faxon Park – Captain: Lee Qualtieri

Hometown: Quincy, MA

These guys always make sure they jump into the year end Fall Finale. Last year they ended up going 1-2 in pool play and weren’t able to advance into bracket play. Their accolades include 2015 and recent 2018 Faxon Park League champions. After some recent success they should be feeling confident they can make some noise on Saturday.

9. GnD – Captain: John Morin

Hometown: Methuen, MA

Last year John entered the tournament as the Yahd Dawgs, they didn’t fair too well but that doesn’t mean much for 2018. These guys are fresh off a championship victory in the Pelham men’s league, so they must be feeling confident. How confident? Hopefully not too confident, the competition is extra fierce this year.

10. Golden Vets – Captain: Corey Simone

Hometown: Peabody, MA

All these guys play in the Peabody men’s softball league. That doesn’t tell is too much so we’ll have to wait until they show up on Saturday. Not a bad drive down 95 for them on Saturday, maybe this year’s sleeper team? We’ll have to wait until pool play begins to tell.

Pumpkin Ball Bash Tournament Teams Preview (Teams 9-16 in no particular order)

9. Irish – Captain: Brendan Clooney

Hometown: Dorchester, MA

Formerly known as the Boston Pirates, a core of the guys on the Irish are continuing the legacy. The Pirates were our champions in 2015 but have since taken a bit of a hiatus from the tourney scene. Those familiar faces will be back on the diamond come game time tomorrow, do they still have what it takes?

10. Mill City Ghosts – Captain: Nick Bouras

Hometown: Lowell, MA

From captain Nick Bouras: “ Halloween is around the corner and the Ghosts are out to play! Defense is solid and the bats are swinging. Don’t be scared by the yelling, and don’t try to yell back…most of the team can’t hear you anyway! Atomic hands will be flying just as far as the balls they hit. Be ready for the challenge that Mill City Ghosts bring, because they’re looking to bank their first championship.

11. New Kehds on the Block – Captain: Kelly Conlin

Hometown: Watertown, MA

From captain Kelly Conlin: Casey and Kelly met playing in Dedham with Parente last fall and have played on over 5 teams together this year. If you haven’t seen their SS to 2B defensive outs you’re missing out. The duo picked up Ian in Dedham this spring who is best known for epic comebacks including an impressive walk off homer to get a W when his team came back from a 17 run deficit. Casey coached his Cambridge squad to a HUB trophy and Kelly was part of an Ebersol champs team. The three played in Watertown together coached by Kelly and they definitely got the sponsor bar perfect attendance trophy. This team is the best of the best from all of their spring and summer squads.

12. No Mercy – Captain: Eric Gaalaas

Hometown: Bedford, MA

This crew is a staple in the HUB weeknight standard softball league. Over the last 6-7 years they have amassed an impressive 11 yes 11 league championships. Now if we do the math that doesn’t mean a clean sweep every single season, they have had their slip ups. Coming in as another one of the odds on favorites they will have to put all the pieces together to make it to the ship on Saturday night.

13. Percival Brewing Cleared Hot – Captain: Loreena Miceli

Hometown: Bridgewater, MA

This team will be trying their luck for the first time in a HUB tourney. Now don’t let that fool you, they aren’t a bunch of rookies. They often participate in tournaments so the experience is there. The roster shows a mix of young and shall we say more seasoned players. They’ll be making one of the further drives to get to the fields on Saturday coming from Bridgewater, and they aren’t making the drive just to get some swings in.

14. Squirtle Squad – Captain: Louis Croce

Hometown: Allston, MA

This team is an absolute buzz saw in the Weeknights in JP League. In fact, they’ve racked up the last 4 league championships in JP. There’s something to be said about a team that dominates that much in league play. They have it all figured out when it comes to this league. Believe it or not things get a lot more intense in tournament ball. Do they have the consistency to run the table in pool play? Do not take this team lightly.

15. SSPR – Captain: Jane Carroll

Hometown: Duxbury, MA

This team is also another rookie to the HUB tournament scene. They hail mostly from the South Shore and play in a variety of different leagues together. They’re joining forces tomorrow to see what if they can pull off some upsets and turn some heads. They will have to put up a lot of runs on the board in addition to making little to no mistakes if they have hopes of advancing on. They’ll certainly have their work cut out for them tomorrow, let’s see if they have what it takes.

16. The Free Agents – Captain: Paul Schoenfelder

Hometown: Riverside, RI

Paul is quite the gamer and he brings a new team into Saturday with one goal in mind, get that first tournament W! We count Paul on 12 rosters over the last 2 calendar years, that’s a lot of softball. He plays most of his ball in Cambridge but his team draws from all over Greater Boston. We’re ready to see these guys pick up a win, but surely no one else is interested in helping them towards that! We’ll see how it all shakes up on Saturday!

Pumpkin Ball Bash Tournament Teams Preview (Teams 1-8 in no particular order)

  1. Balls on the Rocks – Captain: Alyssa Dolson

Hometown: Northbridge, MA

New to the HUB tournament scene we have a squad that hails from mostly south of Worcester in the Northbridge area. They like to stay sharp throughout the year and play in multiple tournaments together. Will they surprise some teams on Saturday, they sure have the experience necessary.

  1. Balls Out – Captain: Steve Matteo

Hometown: Wilmington, MA

Making at least their 3rd appearance in a coed HUB tournament this team has had some mixed results. Most recently they were able to scratch and claw their way to a Spring Fling Silver Division Championship back in April. They’ll have to do a better job of taking care of business in pool play to advance themselves to afternoon bracket play.

  1. Bearded Ladies – Captain: Ed Pietras

Hometown: Watertown, MA

This team has not played in a HUB tournament before but they have been playing league ball with us all year long. They started with indoor in Framingham and have also notched a couple Metro North League seasons in their belt. This past season they finished 6-4 and were bounced out in the semifinals. They’re hoping for good pool placement to be able to advance on.

  1. Bombers – Captain: Ivan Carrasco

Hometown: Norwood, MA

If you play in softball tournaments in Mass, you know the Bombers. If you don’t know the Bombers then you will come Saturday. Ivan enters tournaments not only so he can mash the ball as hard as possible but with another goal in mind too, win at all costs. If the Bombers can keep a level head and play team softball throughout pool play there’s no reason why we shouldn’t see them in the afternoon bracket play.

  1. Cool Cat Sportswear -Captain: Michael Goldstein

Hometown: Randolph, MA

Coming in as a team with one of the more seasoned rosters we’ll have to wait and see if these guys have the gas in the tank to make a run on Saturday. Sure they have the experience necessary but when it comes to tournament ball, one bad inning could mean you’re packing up early and heading home after pool play. They’ll have to play slow meticulous softball to advance to bracket play.

  1. Dollar Drafts – Captain: Doug Horton

Hometown: Bedford, MA

The Dollar Draft squad have been playing our tournaments for years now. Their results have been pretty mixed though. If memory serves us correct they’ve advanced one or two times from pool play to bracket play. However, we have never seen them make it as far as the semis or finals. Do they have the talent? Probably. We’ll see how it shakes out on Saturday.

  1. Hancock Tavern – Captain: Nikki Cignarella

Hometown: Quincy, MA

Here we have another staple in the HUB tournaments. This squad is also coming in as one of the odds-on favorites to win the tourney on Saturday. They captured a HUB league championship back in the summer in one of our Southie leagues so they’re no strangers to success. Their keys to victory on Saturday will be solid pitching and no crooked numbers, if that happens their offense should take care of business.

  1. Hometown Homies – Captain: Jim Matthews

Hometown: North Andover, MA

This squad hails mostly from north of Boston. While we have not seen them play in a HUB tournament before, they’ve played plenty of league ball this season. They’ve been playing in the Sunday standard league this season and they’ve amassed mostly an above .500 record against some good competition. Do they have the stamina and tenacity to take it home on Saturday? This might be a sleeper team.

                                 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS 7 v 7 Games – The total number of players on the field at once include: 6 field players and a goalkeeper. For coed 2 of the players must be female. The minimum number of rostered players required to start a game is 4 (3 field players and a goalie of which 1 player is a female). A game is terminated once it has started if a team has fewer than 5 players due to injury or penalties. If you have only 1 female show up you must play short. A male cannot take the place of the missing female to field 7 players.

ROSTERS – Team rosters must be finalized before the first game of the tournament. Players must be added to the team’s roster before the first game, and only players who sign a player waiver form are considered rostered. There is no maximum to the number of players you can put on your roster, but the minimums above must be met. Players may not be rostered on two teams in the same tournament.

EQUIPMENT:

MANDATORY – Shin guards fully covered by socks, uniform shirt, shorts, footwear.

EXCLUDED – Hats, hard cast (even if padded), braces of any kind that are deemed dangerous by the referee and any other equipment that the referee deems dangerous. If a player  is wearing a hard knee brace, they must wrap any buckles or sharp edges. Players will not be allowed on the field with any equipment the referee deems dangerous. THE FINAL DECISION AS TO WHETHER SOMETHING IS DANGEROUS OR NOT LIES STRICTLY WITH THE REFEREE.

DURATION OF THE GAME:

GAME TIMING – During the regular season games will consist of two (2) 22-minute “RUNNING TIME” periods. The clock will stop only if, in the opinion of the referee, moving an injured player while waiting for medical attention would be hazardous to the injured player. Get the injured player off the field as quickly and safely as possible, as the clock is ticking. Tournaments will feature one (1) forty (40) minute running half. 

EXTRA TIME – For the tournament finals there will be a 5 minute golden goal period, followed by penalty kicks will be a round of 5 players with at least 2 females shooting. For all pool play and semi-final games there will only be penalty kicks. If there is still a tie after the 5 kicks, there will be a one on one situation until the tie is broken. Any player on the team can take the kicks. Each team member must shoot once before a player can shoot again.

START OF PLAY – The kick off is a direct free kick and may be played in any direction.

FOULS AND MISCONDUCT:

  1. A) DIRECT FREE KICKS – governed by FIFA Laws of the Game with the following additions:
  2. Sliding of any kind from players or goalkeepers outside the penalty area is not allowed.. Goalkeepers may slide tackle as long as they are doing so within their penalty area and not in a dangerous manner. Players may not:
  1. Slide
  2. Tackle from behind
  3. Check an opponent against the boards (Revere)
  4. Slide to play the ball in the penalty area whether or not offensively or defensively. If defensively, a penalty kick will be awarded.
  1. B) INDIRECT FREE KICKS – governed by FIFA Laws of the Game.

Any indirect kick taken by the attacking team for a foul inside the penalty area, the ball will be placed at the top of the penalty area in the center. No playing the ball while on the ground.

  1. C) BLUE, YELLOW & RED CARDS – All cards are a time served penalty. The time served begins when the players exit the field and the ball is put back into play, NOT when the penalty was called. Get off the field quickly, the game clock is still ticking (exception: the ref stops the game clock for red cards)

BLUE CARD = 2-MINUTE PENALTY – The player receiving this card will serve a 2-minute penalty. If the goalkeeper receives a 2-minute penalty another player may serve the penalty. The player penalized is released in the following manner: 1) the 2 minutes have been served or 2) the non-penalized team scores a goal before the 2 minutes have expired. (Similar to hockey). MANDATORY 2-MINUTE PENALTIES – Any foul initiated from behind the fouled player deemed dangerous by the referee.

YELLOW CARD = 5-MINUTE PENALTY – If a player receives a yellow card then that player MUST serve the full 5 minutes no matter how many goals are scored by the non-penalized team. If the goalkeeper receives a yellow card then he must serve the 5 minutes and a replacement keeper will enter the playing area and a field player will be removed.

RED CARD AND 5-MINUTE PENALTY – Ref stops the game clock, the player who was issued the red card has 2 minutes to leave the building (not just leave the field) before the game is restarted. If the player refuses to leave, the game is declared a forfeit for the penalized team. The player penalized may not participate in the next scheduled game. A member of the penalized team will serve the 5-minute time penalty in their place once the game clock is restarted.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS – A team may not have less than 4 players on the playing area while penalties are being served. If a team has more than 2 players serving penalties only the first 2 penalties are running. As one penalty is over, then the 3rd begins and then the 4th begins, etc.

OTHER PROVISIONS

DISTANCE FROM KICKS – All defending players must be at least 3 yards from the ball.

DOUBLE TOUCH – The player taking the free kick cannot be the first person to touch the ball after the ball has been kicked. Another player (not the boards) must touch the ball before the player can kick the ball again.

SUBSTITUTIONS – Substitutions may be made at anytime while the game is in process provided that the player being substituted is within 3 yards of the team door before the substitute enters the playing area. If this distance is not met, the referee may issue a 2-minute bench penalty for too many players on the court. Goal keepers may be substituted either by 1) on the fly as above 2) after a goal is scored before the kick off 3) at a stoppage in play when the keeper’s team is in position of the ball and 4) when play is stopped for an injury. In all cases, the goalie must notify the referee when substituting with another player.

GOAL KICKS/KEEPER THROWS – May be taken from anywhere within the penalty area. The ball may not travel beyond the halfway line in the air. The penalty is an indirect free kick from the half way line for the attacking team.

PENALTY KICKS – Penalty kicks are to be taken from the top of the penalty area in the center. All players, other than the one taking the kick, must remain behind the mid line until the kick is taken.

GOALKEEPER RESTRICTIONS – Once keeper is in possession of the ball, the keeper may throw the ball back into play. Keeper’s may not punt or drop kick the ball into play. Penalty for kicking the ball will be an indirect free kick from the top of the penalty area. The keeper may release the ball on the ground and play it as a field player with the same restrictions as a field player. The keeper may not go outside the penalty area and dribble the ball back into to the penalty area and pick the ball up. Keepers will be restricted to the pass back rule and must release the ball within 6 seconds.

PLAYER LINE RESTRICTIONS – There are no line restrictions except those for goalkeepers as mentioned.

NO OFFSIDES

NO BICYCLE KICKS!! – too dangerous for everyone around you, and the ground is concrete under the turf. Do not do it.

INTENTIONAL DELAY OF GAME – The referee will warn a team for the first intentional delay of game. After the first warning, any reoccurrence will result in a 2-minute penalty

TIEBREAKERS – If teams are tied in the standings after pool play is completed, tiebreakers are as follows:

  1. Head to head record
  2. Fewest goals allowed among tied teams

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The soccer mecca of Cambridge – Danehy Park

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a stroll through Danehy Park in Cambridge on a weekend afternoon you know what we’re talking about. From sunrise way past sundown there are soccer games of all levels being played at Danehy Park. On one field the intensity is one of a World Cup Final and on the next field you might see some little ones lacing up the cleats and shinguards for their first time. Soccer players come in all shapes and sizes and that’s what makes it such a popular sport. This isn’t breaking news but once you leave the US, it’s pretty much soccer, soccer, or soccer, get my drift? In fact this summer one of our staff members was frequently crossed up in the streets of Paris by children practicing their dribbling skills on the Champs Elysee. Who would have thought you could improve your soccer skills against pedestrians? This summer even the most novice soccer fans caught the World Cup fever as we all watched France earn themselves an exciting Cup victory. That soccer fever has certainly carried over into the summer and now into the fall.
So why is Danehy Park a soccer mecca you ask? Well first off, all four fields are top of the line turf fields. Therefore, rainouts are rare and ware and tear is virtually non-existent. All fields are full 11v11 FIFA regulation as well. There’s a huge parking lot so you never have to worry about that pesky street parking or the always increasing metered parking. The field is also very accessible by train as the Red Line Alewife stop is only a 5-minute walk. There are multiple porta-potties around the complex and guess what, they’re actually clean, and they’re always fully stocked with hand-sanitizer. You add all these perks together and it’s not hard to see why the complex is so popular for soccer.
Just how popular are the HUB soccer leagues you ask? Well, we had 44 different coed and men’s soccer teams play in the six different Spring and Summer league options. We already have 21 teams signed up for the Fall season with a week or so left to register. So with that said, what are you waiting for? We’re accepting coed and men’s team and individual registrations for players of all skill levels and abilities. Don’t get left out of the biggest and best soccer season yet from the HUB!

Teddy Ebersol Field – Where Softball Dreams Become Reality

So you want to play softball in Boston? Well most of us know that softball fields in Boston are pretty few and far between. People that move here the south or Midwest ask us, “where are all the complexes in Boston.” Ah, if they only knew about our struggle. Pretty simple, there are no complexes in Boston and there are no complexes within a good 30 miles of Boston. Our window of outdoor sports in New England is limited and therefore we take what we can get. Given the fact that there isn’t a “mecca softball complex” in Greater Boston, a lot of us have to hop in the car and drive to our respective fields. Well, not all of us have the luxury or liberty to hop in the driver’s seat and call the shots. The next best option for getting around in Boston has to be the subway or the T. In a perfect world, we would have more T stops in Boston to add some more convenience into our lives, doesn’t always work that way.

Still with me? Okay, now that we got through all of that let’s add some positivity to this blog and breakdown the best softball field in Boston. We’re talking about the Teddy Ebersol Fields of course. Located on the Esplanade on the Charles River the buzz that surrounds the area is enough to make you want to play. Thousands of people use the walkway to the right of the fields so you’ll always have an audience watching you try to hit a bomb out on Storrow Drive. Did we mention the fields are owned by your hometown Red Sox? This means these fields get extra special tender care, granted it’s not Fenway Park but it’s the closest thing to it! So how about this whole getting to the field thing? No car? No problem take the Red Line to the Charles/MGH stop or the Green Line to the Science Park/West End stop. So, you want to head right from the office to the field? You’re in luck once again as game start times range from 7-10 PM. If you have one of those later games you can stop into one of our league Sponsor Bars – Alibi or Lincoln Street Tavern to get special HUB Sports exclusive discounts on food and drinks. Oh, and by the way, did we mention that the leagues have sold out for a record 13 seasons in a row now?

Let’s recap – we started off talking about how the softball fields are very spread out throughout Greater Boston. We ended by breaking down the best field that Boston has to offer, Teddy Ebersol Field. You’re going to have the option of playing on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night between 7-10 PM. You get a six-game regular season capped by playoffs for top teams. The season kicks off the week of 9/10 and limited spots remain open for team registration.

Click the link for info on all Fall Softball Leagues at Teddy Ebersol Field: https://goo.gl/uhVF9M

Act Now or Forever Hold Your Boredom!

Championship Sunday Softball Playoffs Preview

In the first championship of the day, the Sunday on the Charles League will play host to two semifinal games at 10 AM which will immediately lead into the championship at 11 AM. Last week in the quarterfinals we saw all higher seeds advance and no upsets went down. Therefore, we’re down to the top 4 teams in the league slugging it out for championship bragging rights. The heavy favorites have to be Cine Negro. They are no strangers to success as they locked up the league title last year in the fall. This year they’re rocking a perfect 7-0 record heading into the semis, however right on their tail is team Storm. They have a very respectable 5-2 record heading into their semifinal matchup and have plenty of experience in these big games. We’ll see if Nick can rally the troops for another title run. Not to be forgotten are Rangers of Motion (3-3) and Sit on My Base (4-2). We know that these teams have the talent that it takes to knock off the big dogs. First thing is first they will both need to pull off an upset in the semis to make it to the elusive championship game.

Next on the day we will see the Sunday Men’s National Division quarterfinals, semifinals and championship all in one day. It’s all going down at Cassidy Field in Brighton starting at noon and the championship is slated to begin at 3 PM. The tops dogs of the division have to be WildCard (8-2) and The Hitmen (8-2). These squads have been around for a while, so we know they’re familiar and comfortable with one another. But hey, at the end of the day good offense and good defense are what win you games. Watch out for Team Bunt Stuff, they’re rocking a 7-3 record and actually upended Wildcard a couple weeks back. Rounding out the rest of the field are the Peter North Stars (6-4) and Wasted Talent (4-6). All teams in the playoffs are averaging 12+ runs a game while WildCard is averaging almost 22 per game so it’s clear everyone knows how to put a crooked number on the board. Solid pitching and no errors could be the difference in who comes away crowned as a HUB Champion on Sunday!

Compete against these teams next season, check out all summer soccer leagues: https://goo.gl/rp5EGj

Championship Sunday Soccer Playoffs Preview

Before you celebrate one of the best holidays there is, Independence Day, we have some champions to be crowned. Before you bust out the burgers, dogs, and adult beverages there is some business to be taken care of. We have four different championships this Sunday, July 1st, let the fireworks begin! Let’s kick off the playoff previews with our two soccer championships going down on Sunday.

We’ll be wrapping up the Sunday’s in Cambridge Men’s 7v7 League this Sunday when the championship kicks off at 5 PM. We’re down to our final four teams that will be facing off in the semis in order to punch their ticket to the championship game. The odds-on favorite has to be Team Tiggles. These guys are 6-0 in the regular season and have scored 47 goals while only giving up 12. That amounts to an impressive +35 goal differential, with the next bet being at +12. In fact, their closest margin of victory was an 8-5 win over the #3 seed Boston’s Finest. OK, we get it these guys can play. With the Fancy Footwork team sitting in the #2 seed and Goal Trolls sitting at #4 it looks like all roads lead to Team Tiggles. As they say, there’s a reason why you play the games, upsets happen all the time. If these guys get too cocky or confident that could end up taking them down. Can Team Tiggles be beaten or will they go a perfect 8-0 on the season?

The final championship of the night features the Sundays in Cambridge Coed 11v11 Soccer League. This long-standing league has some true talent striding up and down the field every Sunday. In the 11v11 game, you’re on a full regulation size field so there’s no chance to cut corners. No chance for those lazy clears or crosses, if you don’t hustle you’ll get beat. Matching up in this championship game we have the Hanover All-Stars led by Tah Coleman playing against Brew Crew FC led by Jared Winston. Brew Crew are certainly no strangers to this championship game, they have taken home the championship hardware many times over the last couple of years. Well, surprise surprise Tah and the squad know a little something about winning as well. They captured an indoor soccer championship with us earlier this year and they have their sights set on #2 in 2018. The standings certainly favor Brew Crew (5-0-1) but the Hanover All-Stars technically do not have any blemishes on their record either sitting at 2-0-4 on the regular season. Should be quite the doozy to end off July 1st championship Sunday!

Compete against these teams next season, check out all summer soccer leagues: https://goo.gl/CYQ9GX

Wednesdays on the Charles Playoffs Preview

In a league that started way back on April 18th, we have finally reached the end of the Spring season. 14 teams competed against each other every Wednesday night at Teddy Ebersol Field and Hoyt Field. It truly was a stacked division with an abundance of tie-breakers needed to finalize the playoffs seeding. Close standings always make for exciting playoffs, it’s really anyone’s game. The playoffs for this league started last week and tonight we are down to our final 6 teams remaining in contention.

The marquee match-up of the night comes in the 7 PM Gold Division championship game. The #2 seed Supply and Command look to avenge a 12-2 May 30th regular season loss to the #1 seed Boston Whackers. The Whackers have been nothing short of dominant. We still recall their champ photos from last year holding up the 3-peat sign as they ran the table in the Wednesday on the Charles leagues last year. They have a huge bullseye on their backs and Supply and Command has the talent and experience needed to come out as league champs. Should be one doozy of a championship at Teddy tonight!

Our later matchups this evening will feature the four remaining teams in the Silver Division bracket. Actions kicks off at 8 PM with the Free Ballers (3-4) facing off against Eaton Vance (4-3). The 9 PM semifinal will feature SnapApp (3-4) against Income Research (4-3). Toss the records out the window in these matchups. All four of these teams are within 10 runs of each other in the run differential category so we know that their offensive and defensive styles are very similar. Eaton Vance however has put up significantly more runs on offense so right now they’re looking like the odds on favorite to take some the Silver championship at 10 PM tonight. Good luck to all 6 teams competing for a championship title tonight!

Play against them next season: https://goo.gl/xahxMs

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