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.

Tuesday Night Playoff Update

August 7th – Favorites were hot last night in both the Tuesday Upper and Tuesday Lower divisions. Championship night will feature both the 1 and 2 seeds from the regular season for both divisions. Be sure to check out those championship match ups on Tuesday August 21st, 2018 at 7:30 PM on fields E and H.

Tuesday Upper Playoffs

The first round only featured one upset when Soukup Construction beat number three seed Stubbies with a score of 12 to 6. Voegeli Construction topped Big Styx 12 to 11. Wasted Talent wasted no time taking care of business beating Octane Softball 19 to 4. Finally top seeded Coast to Coast out lasted Shenanigans 11 to 6.

Coast to Coast in the second round held on until the very end winning a close one over Voegeli Construction 20 to 19. They will face off against Wasted Talent who beat Soukup Construction 10 to 3.

Tuesday Lower Playoffs

In the lower division, Corner Pub ten runned Shiner 17 to 7. BB’s Pub breezed by Buffalo Wild Wings 11 to 1. Kekambas provided the lone upset of the bracket winning 8 to 4 over Barrel House. And Mini Critter Scorpions skated by the seat of their pants over Bankers 5 to 4. The second round featured a pair of one run victories with Corner Pub outlasting BB’s 15 to 14. Mini Critter Scorpions beat Kekambas 9 to 8.

Be sure to come out Tuesday August 21st for our Championship night which will feature both championship games from these two brackets plus all the other championship games for the rest of the league. Championship night starts at 6:30 PM, come and join us for a beer at the league shack around 8PM for the Thursday night championship game.