Championship Night, Manager Awards, and Fallball

2018 Championship Night

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

  • 5:30 PM Shack – Fall Ball Registration, Ball Pick up and Bat Checks
  • 6:30 PM Field E – Monday Lower (The Rush v Longview Tax)
  • 6:30 PM Field F – Monday Upper (The Deuce v CarSwap)
  • 6:30 PM Field G – Friday Lower (Archer Rebuilders v Bar Code)
  • 6:30 PM Field H – Friday Upper (Prairie Tickets v Frozen Ropes)
  • 7:30 PM Field E – Tuesday Upper (Coast to Coast v Wasted Talent)
  • 7:30 PM Field F – Wednesday (Howe Electric v Interstate Batteries)
  • 7:30 PM Field H – Tuesday Lower (Corner Pub v Mini Critter)
  • 8:30 PM Field F – Thursday (Gateway/RPS v River Ridge)
  • 8:00 PM Shack – Join us at the League Shack for a free beer. We will start serving after the last championship game begins until it runs out.
  • Manager of the Year Award hand outs!

Manager of the Year Awards

Thank you to all of the managers first and foremost. Running and managing a team is a job that doesn’t get enough thank yous in the end, but you all do a wonderful job of getting players organized and out here. This year for the first year we held a vote for each division to hand out Manager of the Year awards to recognize managers who went above and beyond to make our league better.

Each award was be voted on my managers from each of the teams, umpires, and league board members.

The award was created to acknowledge and bring attention to the best managers in our league lead by example with good sportsmanship. They are gentlemen towards other teams, umpires and officials. These managers play by and respect the rules. Finally they represent and advocate for the league to the highest degree both on and off the field.

Winners of the Manager of the Year Award will receive a $25 gift card and a award certificate as a thank you from the league. They will be available tomorrow night for picking up!

2018 Winners:

  • Thursday: Bruce Grieme
  • Wednesday: Eric Kannas
  • Tuesday Upper: Matt Ramstad
  • Tuesday Lower: Matt Scholten
  • Monday Upper: Nick Nielson
  • Monday Lower: Craig Sauer
  • Friday: Scott Kringstad

Fall Ball Registration

Fall League 2018

August 27th-October 8th

  • $500 entry fee per team (Paid in full by August 23rd, 2018)
  • 6 weeks of double headers (12 games)
  • 13 teams per division – first come, first serve
  • Four different divisions to choose from
    • Tuesday Open: Open rosters, 6 Home Runs
    • Tuesday Lower: 3 Thursday Players, 3 Home Runs
    • Monday Upper: 2 Thursday Players, 2 Home Runs
    • Monday Lower: 1 Thursday Player, 2 Home Runs
  • Players can play on both nights of Fall League.
  • Pay fees, pick up schedules/softballs, and/or check your bats at one of two nights
    • Tuesday, August 21st, 5:30-7:00 PM (Championship Night)
    • Thursday, August 23rd, 5:30-7:00 PM

2018 Summer Team* (if its a new team select, This is a NEW team)

Do you want to copy over your summer roster?*
YesNo

Team Name for Schedule/Standings*

Team Manager*

Manager's Address*

Manager's City*

Manager's State*

Manager's ZIP*

Manager's Cell Phone Number*

Manager's Email*

Requested Fall Division*

Additional comments, concerns, notes and suggestions:

Friday Night Playoffs Review

Friday night was a beautiful August summer night out at Harmodon. A great time for some softball games. The night started out with The Misfits winning in shutout fashion 7 to 0, and almost clawing their way into the championship. However, Bar Code held on for victory winning the semi-final round game over the Misfits 4 to 3.

TK Granite faced off against Tinners in a high score affair, TK outlasting Tinners 24 to 15. Back to back wins were hard to come by through the night though as TK Granite ran into Archer Rebuilders who won 18 to 3.

Archers will face off against Bar Code on Championship Night tomorrow at 6:30 PM.

In the upper brackets it started with an upset. Gateway Lounge had the early lead against Black Angus. However, in the bottom of the 7th Black Angus put together many runs to tie the game 19 to 19. Gateway Lounge scored their revenge in the top of the 8th and took the game 24 to 19.

Gateway then faced off versus the Frozen Ropes and the number two seed Frozen Ropes won 13 to 5 despite only having 9 players available to play.

Prairie Tickets faced off with Sioux Empire Auto in the fourth corner of the bracket and got away with the classic 5 vs 4 upset. Prairie Tickets scored 14 and that was enough to outlast Sioux Empire Auto who managed 8 runs.

Finally Prairie Tickets put together the night’s only back to back victories, when they took on number 1 seed and regular season champion CarSwap/NCI and beat them in a 9 to 3 battle.

Prairie Tickets will take on the Frozen Ropes on tomorrow night at 6:30 PM.

Friday Upper

Friday Lower

Wednesday and Thursday Review

Thank you again to all the volunteers who helped get the fields ready to play for last night’s playoff games. The fields were not perfect, but they came a long ways because of the work from Sioux Falls P&R and volunteers from the league. It was a beautiful sight to see so many guys out there excited to play ball enough to come out and rake in some dirt. Just for some idea how quickly our fields at Harmodon can clear:

This was taken at 12:30PM yesterday (and it rained until closer to 2PM):

And at 5:30PM, after some work from our volunteer crew:

Brackets

Playoffs moved on and we have two more match-ups for championship Tuesday next week. Good luck to Gateway-RPS Patining, River Ridge, Interstate Batteries and Howe Electric!

Tonight’s Update

Due to rain we are working with the city of Sioux Falls to determine the readiness of the fields for tonight’s games. We hope that the rain will stop and the city crew has enough time to prep the fields into a playable condition. We will not make a call on tonight before 4 PM. Either way, when we do make the call, we will update the website and our Facebook page. Thank you for understanding.

If we do have to postpone due to water, the reschedule for tonight’s games would be played Monday August 20th. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Jeff Oltmanns or Jordan Gillis. Thank you!

Jersey for Bruce – Someone make a play

Members from our league are selling these jerseys for $30.00 as a buy in to raise money for our softball coach Bruce Grieme who has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

There are multiple sizes to choose from and you can pick which number you want to have on the front. Jerseys will run true to size.

The group plans on keeping the order open for a couple weeks and after the group closes orders, plan on a 4-week turnaround time frame.

If you have any questions please feel free to shoot Tyler an email tasteuck@gmail.com. Thanks everyone!

Online Order Form: http://jerseyforbruce.joshuafolkerts.com

Front of Jersey
Back of Jersey

Thursday Playoffs Brackets Set

The regular season for our Thursday night division concluded last night. Here are the final playoff brackets and schedules:

Thursday

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Tie Breakers

    1. Tryon vs River Ridge (21-9)
      1. Head to Head: Tryon 2-1
    2. Principal v Katzer (16-14)
      1. Head to Head: 1-1
      2. Run Diff: Principal +39, Katzer +14
    3. Pepper v Crow Bar (11-19)
      1. Head to Head: Pepper 2-1
    4. Ground Zero v Elite (9-21)
      1. Head to Head: Ground Zero 2-1

Manager of the Year Awards

With the end of the 2018 summer season we are introducing awards for Manager of the Year. The Manager of the Year Award will be awarded to each Men’s division for the 2018 season. Each award will be voted on my managers from each of the teams, umpires, and league board members.

The award was created to acknowledge and bring attention to the best managers in our league lead by example with good sportsmanship. They are gentlemen towards other teams, umpires and officials. These managers play by and respect the rules. Finally they represent and advocate for the league to the highest degree both on and off the field.

Winners of the Manager of the Year Award will receive a $25 gift card as a thank you from the league.

Ballots for the manager of the year will be emailed out to the parties who get to vote this week. Awards and recognition will be announced at our Championship night August 21st, 2018. Join us for Championship night even if you’re not playing, games start at 6:30 PM and feel free to stop by the shack for a beer at 8 PM before the Thursday night championship.