2003 Medford Lakes Softball Season Archives

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StewDoggz make it two in a row winning the final over Roadkill in 2003

Front row ( L to R)  Brian Kerstetter, Mike Collins, Scott Kentrus (Coach), Dan Nixon, Greg Githens.

Back row( L to R) -Craig Kenderdine, Zach Magulick, Alan Anton,  Brett Summerville, Dan Schaeffer, Jared Coughlin, Brian Anton, Rick Clifford, Bryan Livingston, Aaron Harty

Championship Game 1
StewDoggz 18  Road Kill 11
 
The StewDoggz went "back to back" by beating Road Kill for their second straight championship.  Just like last year, the 'Doggz ran the table in the playoffs without a loss, bringing their streak to eight playoff wins in a row.  Unlike last year, this year's title may have come as more of a surprise after a lackluster regular season.  Some said the fire was gone, they won one now they don't care as much, Kentrus is back maybe that's their problem, etc.  But the StewDoggz proved to once again be the best team during the REAL season, when all the games mean something and there is pressure with every pitch.  Road Kill also showed that they are a team of great character.  After a strong regular season, winning their division, they made the finals with a hard fought nine-inning win over Nicklebee's in the semis.  Always an entertaining group, they have a winning formula that keeps them in the hunt year after year.  As for the game itself, if you weren't there, shame on you.  Road Kill led 2-1 after the first inning.  The StewDoggz took the lead for good in the top of the second when MVP Bryan "LivDogg" Livingston hit the game's only home run, a two-run shot into the street.  After that, Road Kill couldn't get the offense going and had only five runs after five innings.  Meanwhile, the 'Doggz kept the pressure on all game with a steady diet of base hits, good base running, and great defense in the field.  By the time the Kill came up for their last at bat in the bottom of the seventh, the game was pretty much out of reach as they were down nine runs.  This year's title run was a classic team effort from the StewDoggz.  No single player outshined the rest, yet everybody showed up with a big hit or big play that was needed.  With a 15 player roster, it was the depth and total team effort that won it this year.  The 'Doggz say thanks for a great season, and see you next year on the way to number 3!!!

Late nomination award winner- Ryan Clark of Drunken Phish- Bat Boy Award...Click here for pictures and info...

 

 2003 League Stats ( Teams and Players)    

2003 Season standings-completed

Overall Team Division Division place Record Season place Playoff record Overall record Final Standings  
Place
1 StewDoggz Tastes Great 3 7-6     5th 4-0

11-6

    1st  
2 Roadkill Tastes Great 1 9-4   2nd 3-2

12-6

     2nd  
3 Nicklebee's Less Filling 1 13-0

  1st

          3-2        16-2        3rd  
4 Lakes Flakes Less Filling 2 9-4      3rd 2-2

11-6

    4th  
5 Hot Shots Tastes Great 4 7-6 6th 2-2      9-8 5th  
6

After Hours

Tastes Great 2

8-5

    4th 3-2

11-5

     6th  
7 Trailblazers Less Filling 3 6-7   7th

         1-2

       7-9        7th  
8 Bulls Less Filling 4 5-8   8th          1-2    6-10 8th  
9 Drunken Phish Less Filling 5 3-10   9th         1-2     4-12 9th  
10 Pogue Mahon Tastes Great 5 0-12   10th           0-2     0-14 10th  
                   
         

 

       

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2003 Player Stats-Season- after week 10 of 10..playoffs not included

  Players Bat. Avg.   Player - Doubles Player - Triples

HR Derby-Top 10

Player ......Home Runs The "K" List- incl. foul outs
AB min of  28
1 Todd Taylor .808   Jared Coughlin....10 Joe Cruz.....4 1 Todd Taylor.....10 Chris McCrum....4
2 Jason Braatz .806   Gary McGeever....9 Ralph Vanaman.....4 2 Bob Buchannon....7 Dennis Gregory.....3
3 Lou Salvatore .773   Chris Cavanaugh..6 Jason Braatz....4 3 Chris Cavanaugh.....7 Guy Gibeau.....3
4 Brent Blanchard .771   Todd Taylor....6 Mark Matteson....3 4 Bill Steffen..........7 Mike Robinson.....2
5 Dave Nelson .750   Jack Schaub.....5 Brent Blanchard....3 5 Marc Pettine....6 Bob Nelson......2
6 Jim Sullivan .750   Lane Lundberg.....5 Brad Mauger....3 6 Kevin Ross....6 Aaron Harty....2
7 Lane Lundberg .714   Joe Cruz...5 Bill Zelinski....2 7 Dan Schaeffer.....6

Scott Kentrus...2

8 Chris Cavanaugh .702   Rusty Cahill....5 Ron Schomo...2 8 Rich Barnett....5

Alan Anton....2

9 Kevin Ross .694   Jason Braatz....4 Rob Weber.....2 9 Jason Braatz....5

Tom Wiker.....2

10 Wayne Wetterau .679   Alan Anton....4 Jared Coughlin....2 10 Joe Cruz.....5 Bryan Livingston....2
11 Jerry Campagna .679   Bob Buchannon....4 Tom Roth.....2 11 Justin Daley....5 Many, many (20) more with ....1
12 Mark Feudtner .676   Scott Kentrus....4 Mike Robinson....2 12 Jack Schaub.....5  
13 Shawn Pringle .667   Frank Loesche....4 Mike Dittmar....2 13 Bob Roth- Past Champion  
14 Rusty Cahill .654  

Shawn McGray....4

    Jerry Campagna....4  
15       Ralph Vanaman....4 Many with 1   Shawn Pringle....4  
        Ernie Shank....4   Past HR derby winners are also able to participate Tom Wiker .....4 The top 10 will be nominated to participate in the Home Run Derby Sunday July 27th. Click here for details.....
Tom Roth....4

 

Sunday celebration details...Click here Quick view of playoff schedule.... 2003 Season game pictures
     
First Weekend Playoffs- Pictures and game details...Click here... Award winners pictures and details  
     
Following Saturday playoff pictures & game details...Click here... Sunday Party Pics  
     
Finals- Pictures and game details...click here.... Home Run Derby- 2003  
     
2003 All-Star and award winners click here.....    
     

 

The 2003 Commissioner is Tom Wiker 

 

 2003 League Stats ( Teams and Players)    

2003 Season standings-completed

Overall Team Division Division place Record Season place Playoff record Overall record Final Standings  
Place
1 Nicklebee's Less Filling 1 13-0

  1st

       
2 Roadkill Tastes Great 1 9-4   2nd        
3 Lakes Flakes Less Filling 2 9-4      3rd        
4

After Hours

Tastes Great 2

8-5

    4th        
5 StewDoggz Tastes Great 3 7-6 5th Both teams are 7-6.   StewDoggz are 5-3 inside of the division.

Hot Shots are only

4-4 inside of the division.

     
6 Hot Shots Tastes Great 4 7-6 6th      
7 Trailblazers Less Filling 3 6-7   7th        
8 Slugs Less Filling 4 5-8   8th        
9 Drunken Phish Less Filling 5 3-10   9th        
10 Macho Guys Tastes Great 5 0-12   10th        
                   
         

 

       

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Still updating....2003 Player Stats-Season- after week 10 of 10..playoffs not included

  Players Bat. Avg.   Player - Doubles Player - Triples

HR Derby-Top 10

Player ......Home Runs The "K" List- incl. foul outs
AB min of  28
1 Todd Taylor .808   Jared Coughlin....10 Joe Cruz.....4 1 Todd Taylor.....10 Chris McCrum....4
2 Jason Braatz .806   Gary McGeever....9 Ralph Vanaman.....4 2 Bob Buchannon....7 Dennis Gregory.....3
3 Lou Salvatore .773   Chris Cavanaugh..6 Jason Braatz....4 3 Chris Cavanaugh.....7 Guy Gibeau.....3
4 Brent Blanchard .771   Todd Taylor....6 Mark Matteson....3 4 Bill Steffen..........7 Mike Robinson.....2
5 Dave Nelson .750   Jack Schaub.....5 Brent Blanchard....3 5 Marc Pettine....6 Bob Nelson......2
6 Jim Sullivan .750   Lane Lundberg.....5 Brad Mauger....3 6 Kevin Ross....6 Aaron Harty....2
7 Lane Lundberg .714   Joe Cruz...5 Bill Zelinski....2 7 Dan Schaeffer.....6

Scott Kentrus...2

8 Chris Cavanaugh .702   Rusty Cahill....5 Ron Schomo...2 8 Rich Barnett....5

Alan Anton....2

9 Kevin Ross .694   Jason Braatz....4 Rob Weber.....2 9 Jason Braatz....5

Tom Wiker.....2

10 Wayne Wetterau .679   Alan Anton....4 Jared Coughlin....2 10 Joe Cruz.....5 Bryan Livingston....2
11 Jerry Campagna .679   Bob Buchannon....4 Tom Roth.....2 11 Justin Daley....5 Many, many (20) more with ....1
12 Mark Feudtner .676   Scott Kentrus....4 Mike Robinson....2 12 Jack Schaub.....5  
13 Shawn Pringle .667   Frank Loesche....4 Mike Dittmar....2 13 Bob Roth- Past Champion  
14 Rusty Cahill .654  

Shawn McGray....4

    Jerry Campagna....4  
15       Ralph Vanaman....4 Many with 1   Shawn Pringle....4  
        Ernie Shank....4   Past HR derby winners are also able to participate Tom Wiker .....4 The top 10 will be nominated to participate in the Home Run Derby Sunday July 27th. Click here for details.....
Tom Roth....4

 

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Medford Lakes Softball Playoff Schedule 2003     

First weekend of the playoffs are July 20th.   The final weekend will be the following Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th...with the final game or games played on Sunday July 27th at 10:30 and 12:00 noon (if necessary).

   Sunday July 20     Saturday, July 26      

        Sunday, July 27   

  Time     Brooks     Neeta        Time     Brooks      Time    Brooks
 10:30   G-3 #6-(HotShots) vs #3 (Flakes)   G-1 #9 (Drunken Phish) vs #7 (Trailblazers)     10:30 G-13  W12 vs L11      10:30   G-18 W17 vs W15
 12:00   G-6 W1 vs #2 (RoadKill)   G-2 #10 (Macho Guys)- vs #8 (Slugs     12:00 G-14 W7 vs L9     12:00   G-19- If necessary
   1:30   G-5 W2 vs #1 (Nicklebee's) G-4 #5 (StewDoggz) vs # 4 (After Hours)       1:30  G-15  W11 vs W9      
   3:00   G- 7 L3 vs L6   G-8 L1 vs L2       3:00   G-16  W14 vs W13      
   4:30   G- 9 W4 vs W5    G-10 L4 vs W8       4:30   G-17 W16 vs. L15      
 6:00 G-11  W6 vs W3  G-12  W10- vs L5            

Home team is the team with the better record in the regular season...

NO back-door rule will apply.  The "Mercy rule" is not in effect during the playoffs.

This double elimination tournament bracketing came directly from a tournament playoff book....

Week # 1                    Weeks 3 & 4              Weeks 5 & 6             Weeks 7 & 8            Weeks 9 & 10 

Opening Day !!!- Sunday April 27th --Week #1 

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (Hot shots vs After Hours)- After Hours rallied back to win a close game against, the  Hot shots- soon after their high from beating the Stew Doggz....

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Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Nickelbee's vs Slugs) Nicklebee's came out hitting winning 18-1.  Although Nicklebee's first batter, with a bug in his eye...struck out (Dave), Nicklebee's hit the ball well.  Chris Cavanaugh  lead the offence going 5-5.

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Stew Doggz vs Hot shots)- Hot shots upset the Champs......

Revenge was in the air as the Hot Shots and Stew Doggz squared off in the inaugural game of the 2003 season.  After three innings the game was tied at 4 and the Doggz took the lead in the fourth 6-4.  The fifth inning belonged to the Hot Shots scoring 7 runs and only allowing 1 more run for a final 11-7.  Newly acquired free agent Ralph Vanaman made his team debut with a first pitch Home Run followed later by a Triple.  The Stew Doggz will have to wait until the final game of the regular season for another opportunity against the Hot Shots.  Just take good care of that trophy.

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Slugs vs Trailblazers) Trailblazers won their first of many against the Slugs..Justin Daley hit his 1st HR to give the TBlazers a 6-5 lead in the 5th.  Jim Sullivan and Lou Stephan led the team each going 3/3.  Brad Mauger chipped in 2 doubles.  Pete Amodeo was his usual MR. AUTOMATIC both pitching and his 2 hits, as the Blazers won 8-6.

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Trailblazers vs Drunken Phish) Trailblazers took another game...this time against the new Drunken Phish...In a highly entertaining game the TBlazers defeated d-phish 15-13 in 9 innings.  Jim Sullivan capped off a perfect 8/8 doubleheader by going 5/5.  Lou Stephan was 3/4 and scored 3 runs.  Brad Mauger just missed the cycle with 2 singles 1 double and a triple.  Ernie Schank had 3 of the Blazers 21 hits and played stellar 3B.  Rick Holston and Robert Ferenz made key defensive plays to preserve the win.

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Macho Guys vs Roadkill) Road Kill took the Macho Guys easily 26-1

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Nicklebee's vs Flakes) A good game was played against last years 2nd place team.  Joe Schlindwein, recently back from his golf match in Pebble Beach and a short stop at the 19th hole,  came in and sealed the win and won game MVP going 3-4 with 3 runs, 4 RBI's, including a triple and double over the Flakes outfield.  Greg Armbruster added to the offence with another triple and 3 RBI's.

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Week # 2

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (StewDoggz vs Macho Guys

StewDoggz 23  Macho Guys 4
The StewDoggz returned to form by blowing out a new cast of victims in the Macho Guys.  The mercy rule was in effect as the 'Doggz pounded out 24 hits in five innings.  Three-hit games were turned in by J-Rod, The Sandman, Schaeff, and Sweaty Stetter.  Schaeff led the power numbers with two HR's and seven RBI's.

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Slugs vs Drunken Phish)

Chris Rakoczy recorded his first win as the Slugs defeated the Drunken Phish 19-7 with a 9 run outburst in the sixth inning.  The team played solid defense and Rakoczy went 3-4 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI to help pull the Slugs out of the Less Filling basement.  For those of you who follow Slugs softball that is more runs than we scored in our first two games combined.  Chris McCrum went 3-3 on the day and Ken Whittaker, Pete Bisconte, and Guy Gibeau all homered.

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Drunken Phish vs Nicklebee's)

Lane Lundberg pitched a great game as Nicklebee's continued their undefeated streak pounding the Drunken Phish.  Nicklebee's had a powerhouse 9 players this week led by Chris Cavanaugh knocking 2 HR's.  Everyone hit well and added to the "back door"  win against the Phish......

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (After Hours vs Roadkill)

Game one saw Road Kill hit a team record six dingers as they beat After Hours 23-13 in a game much closer then the score indicated. Road Kill was lead by a pair of homers by Cheapo and new team member Tom Wiker. Single shots by Pringle and KJR( 3 hits each); who swung at the first pitch he saw of the new year for a monster shot. The ball was last seen somewhere near Neeta School. Road Kill pounded out 25 hits lead by lead off hitter Rock, 5-5 including a shot that beat his brother Mike in right for a triple. M Cahill came right back in the next inning by launching a homer over Biff which silenced his brothers chirping.

Every member of the team had a least a pair hits including Biff who after game two was hitting over 600 for the year. The team saw major contributions and clutch hits by Timmy Dean, Lou, Rolls, and Ditty.

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Macho Guys vs Hot Shots)

Hot Shots            20
Macho Guys        5
 
The offense was clicking for the Hot Shots highlighted by a home run and a double from Rich Barnett, a home run from Eric Rydh, two doubles and a triple from Ralph Vanaman, a double and a triple from Gary McGeever, a double from Troy Chenier, and a triple from Devon Schuster( Game Ball Winner).  Mercy was the rule as the boys were home early.

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Roadkill vs Stew Doggz)

Game two was quite a thriller as the Stew Doggz scored 4 in the 8th to eek out the win 27-26. Road Kill down 16- 5 after two innings fought its way back to force extra innings by scoring 4 in the top of the seventh and then holding the mighty Dogz to a goose egg in the bottom of 7. Several controversies fueled this game from the first inning on.
 
Road Kill hit another 5 long balls including another pair by Cheapo who now has 5 in 3 games to take over the league lead.

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Flakes vs Trailblazers)

The Flakes beat the Trailblazers by a score of 16-0 as the Flakes played a well rounded game in which nine different players scored runs.  The hitting barrage was led by a 4 for 4 performance by Bill Steffen and 3 hits each by Drew Wagner and Johnny Rath (who had 1 homer and 1 warning track double). Tom Roth also chipped in by legging out a homer.  Coach Iadanza raved after the game about what a pleasure it was to pitch in front of such a tremendously talented defensive team.

 

2003 commissioner Tom Wiker

 

Highlights for weeks 3 and 4

Week # 3                  Weeks 1 & 2              Weeks 5 & 6             Weeks 7 & 8            Weeks 9 & 10 

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (Trailblazers vs Nicklebee's-W)  This one was a sleeper...Neither team hit the ball.  the defense led by Ernie Ley, as the winning pitcher, was excellent on both teams.  Joe Cruz added another triple (league leading) to add to the offense. Trailblazers kept this one close until the last inning where Trailblazers hit a long home run into the right field woods and Nicklebee's came back in the bottom of the seventh to have Bill Zelinksy  him a game winning double into right filed to score a John Burger single from first base.  Nicklebee's won 5-4.

 

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (After Hours-W vs Macho Guys)

After Hours hammers the Macho Guys then defeats Stew Doggz in Doubleheader, pounding out 8 HR's
 
Game Notes: 
After Hours hammered the Macho Girls 19-0.  The mercy rule was in effect as the boys pounded out 28 hits, with 2 HR's each from Todd Taylor and Jason Braatz.  Mark Matteson and early Rookie of the Year Candidate Jerry Campagna both went 4-4 with a HR.
 

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Flakes-W vs Slugs)Flakes 13 - Slugs 3

Apparently drained of all energy from trying to figure what field to play on in this 10:30AM match up, neither team did a whole lot of hitting in this game.  This was a two run game until the Flakes finally opened it up in the top of the 7th with an eight spot.  Individual highlights included homers by Bill Steffen and Jim Tarzy and a solid 3 for 4 from Drew Wagner.  Tom Roth played an unspectacular right field for two innings before pulling himself in favor of the more speedy Frank Loesche.

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Drunken Phish vs Flakes-W) Flakes 8-5

The Flakes jumped on the undermanned Drunken Phish as 7 of the first 8 batters pounded out hits, highlighted by Jim Tarzy's second homer of the day, which allowed the Flakes to put up a 6 spot in the top of the first. The rest of the game was more or less a snooze fest.  Drew Wagner and John Iadanza each went 3 for 3 in the game and Tom Roth knocked one into the street.  The most memorable part of the game was when Johnny Donahue was mesmerized by an Iadanza pitch that was well off the outside part of the plate.  Apparently having flashbacks to his younger and much more agile days (like 15 years ago) when he was capable of covering the outside part of the plate, J.D. swung with all the power and might that his 5'6", 250 pound frame could generate.  Unfortunately for J.D., he hit nothing but air for what he claimed to be the first strike-out of his career.

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Hot Shots vs Roadkill)-PPD

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Hot shots-W vs Trailblazers)

Hot Shots        10
Trailblazers       9
 
In a hard fought nail biter the Hot Shots and Trailblazers battled inning for inning.  An early lead for the Hot Shots was erased by good offense from the gritty Trailblazers.  Another outstanding offensive performance by the top half of the line up for the Hot Shots produced enough to preserve the win, highlighted by Ralph Vanaman (3 for 3 with a triple and a HR), Rich Barnett aka TOMAHAWK (2-2 with a HR), Chickie T (2-2 with a moon shot HR to right), Gary McGeever (2-2 with yet another double - how about that production from a pitcher!), and a solid day from Bill 'scoop' Duffy with a double.

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Stew Doggz vs After Hours-W)

Game Notes:
After Hours showed they are for real this year, putting up 11 runs in the last 3 innings to come from behind to defeat the Stew Doggz 14-10.  Everyone in the lineup had a hit in a total team effort.   HR's by Todd Taylor and Mark Matteson in the bottom of the 6th put the game out of reach for the Doggz
 

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Week # 4 

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (Drunken Phish vs Macho Guys)PPD-Rain

 

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Trailblazers vs Roadkill)PPD-Rain

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Macho Guys vs Nicklebee's)   PPD-Rain

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Roadkill vs Nicklebee's)PPD-Rain

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Slugs vs After Hours)PPD-Rain

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Flakes vs Stew Doggz)PPD-Rain

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Hot Shots vs Slugs)PPD-Rain

2003 commissioner Tom Wiker

Highlights for weeks 5 and 6

Week # 5                    Weeks 1 & 2              Weeks 3 & 4             Weeks 7 & 8            Weeks 9 & 10 

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (After Hours vs Flakes-W) 

Flakes 5, After Hours 4

This tightly contested battle was ended on a sacrifice fly by Scott Chappell in the bottom of the seventh that scored Bill Steffen.  Ron Kornafel played an outstanding defensive game at third base.  Drew Wagner hit a solo homer for the Flakes.

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Flakes-W vs Hot Shots)

Flakes 13, Hot Shots 7

Despite the final score, this was a tightly contested battle.  After 4 innings of play, the Flakes held a slim 9-7 advantage.  The Flakes then put
down the defensive clamps and held their opponents scoreless for the final three innings.  Drew Wagner was a perfect 4 for 4 while Tom Roth and Frank Loesche contributed 3 hits each.  Homers were hit by Bill Steffen, Jim Tarzy, and Ron Kornafel.

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Macho Guys vs Slugs...PPD rain field unplayable at 10:30a

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (StewDoggz-W vs Trailblazers)  6-5  No highlights sent

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Nicklebee's -W  vs Stew Doggz  ) 14-13...Nicklebee's started the game with a strong 7 run inning and followed with another 3 in the 2nd.  StewDoggz...fresh off their 5-4 win over the Trailblazers left their bats at the other field.  In the 4th inning the StewDoggz bats came alive with 2 Hr's by Schaeffer and Freakshow that returned 6 runs.  Stew Doggzs continued the HR run with 2 more (2nd from Dan Schaeffer) Bottom of the 7th finished out with a game winning diving catch by Greg Armbruster in right field for the final out of the game. 

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (After Hours-W vs Drunken Phish) 25-16

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (RoadKill-W vs Drunken Phish) No highlights sent


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Week # 6

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (StewDoggz vs Slugs-W)  7-6 Slugs

Down 5-0 after 4 innings and having scored only 4 runs in their last two games combined the Slugs chances  looked as bleak as a weekend weather forecast. In the next three innings the Slugs scored 7 runs nearly doubling their output of the last 18 innings combined.  Geno Bisconte lead off the 5th with a double, Rob Nixon singled and Chris Rakoczy cleared the bases with a triple, he scored on a single by Jim Paga, but the inning ended in true Slug fashion - a K with 2 men on base.  The Slugs scored three more times in the 6th and yet it did not snow in June.  Stew Doggz tied the game with two outs in the seventh and the Slugs failed to score. Pat Pyne pitching his second gem of the day in front of a defense, that played well all day, held the Doggz scoreless in the 8th. With two outs in the 8th Geno Bisconte hustled into second turning Rob Nixon's fielders choice into an infield hit.  Chris Rakoczy then topped off his heads up play at third base with a game winning line drive to center plating Bisconte with the winning run, and doubling last years win total for the Slugs. Rakoczy went 3-4 with 3 RBI's and a run scored, Geno scored three times, and Jim Paga added two hits and three RBI's in the winning effort. and briefly landed the 'Doggz their first ever losing record.

 

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Nicklebee's-W vs Macho guys)

Chris Cavanaugh 4-4 and Rob Weber led the undefeated Nicklebee's to a 7th consecutive win against the Macho Guys.  With hustle from Ernie Ley and Lou Salvatore the team won 12-1.

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Game ( make up) Neeta: 3:00( StewDoggz-W vs Flakes)

StewDoggz 14  Flakes 13
The StewDoggz played their second extra-inning game of the day, but this time came out on top to pull back to .500 in the standings.  These sleeping Doggz woke up just enough to get back on track in this one.  A close game throughout, it came down to a clutch two-out, two-RBI single by the wiley old veteran Danny "Iceman" Nixon in the bottom of the seventh to send it to extras.  J-Rod finished up a three-hit, four-RBI day by knocking in the winning run in the eighth.  Schaeff went four for four and Freakshow made a cameo adding three hits to the cause.  Home runs were turned in by J-Rod and "Animal" Aaron Harty.

Game ( make up) Neeta: 10:30  After Hours-W vs Slugs)

After Hours turned out another great game by beat the Slugs 9-1 in an early make up at 10:30 Neeta

 

Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Hot Shots-W vs Drunken Phish)

Hot Shots            23
D-Phish               7
 
A soggy infield and a swampy outfield did not matter as we were all able to get a sunburn on Father's Day.  A solid offensive performance by the entire line up stringing hits together made for a good morning. 

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Nicklebee's -W vs Hot Shots)

Lou Salvatore (4-4) and leading the team in batting, scored 4 runs in the 20-3 routing of the Hot Shots.  Joe Cruz...nearly hit for the cycle with a single, double and triple.  Chris Cavanaugh added to his HR title hitting his 4th of the year and another double off the big green monster in left. Joe Schlindwein hit well and looked great...keeping that cigar in excellent condition around the bases.

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (RoadKill vs Flakes-W)  10-6 Flakes 10, Road Kill 6

A 5-4 Road Kill lead through four and a half innings was overcome by the
Flakes with a five spot in the bottom of the fifth inning.  Four of the five
runs were scored with two outs via a three run homer by Bill Steffen that
was followed up with a solo shot by Tom Roth.

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Tailblazers vs After Hours-W)15-4 win

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Tailblazers -W vs Macho Guys)  No highlights sent

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2003 commissioner Tom Wiker

Highlights for weeks 7 and 8

Week # 7                   Weeks 1 & 2              Weeks 3 & 4             Weeks 5 & 6            Weeks 9 & 10 

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (Nicklebee's-W vs Trailblazers)

Game was played at Bunning field in Medford due to Neeta filed being under water.   Greg Armbruster pitched a stellar game allowing only 1 run and striking out 2.  Greg's bat also led the team with 2 RBI's and a triple.  Joe Cruz, Rob Weber and Lou Salvatore lead the team with hits to seal the win of 10-1.

 

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Hot shots vs Roadkill)  

Game 1 of 2 saw Road Kill slosh its way to 8-5 win over the HotShots. The game was played at Neeta despite the small rivers that were flowing through Left and Right Center.
 
Thanks to both teams for their effort in getting the filed playable. 
 
Steve Jones continued his torrid hitting streak as he is now 10 for his last 10. 2nd year Paul(Fly Boy) Columbus was caught looking in his first at bat claiming he had no idea that we started with a one -one count. Yeah right, no less that will cost him a case. Ray Ray came up with a clutch hit in the sixth to ice the victory. This was game featured by fine infield play both teams especially the flawless Road Kill combo of Wayno and KJR.

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Macho Guys vs Flakes-W

Flakes 10, Macho Guys 5

The Flakes managed a 10-5 victory in this mudfest despite only hitting one
extra base hit.  John Iadanza and Jim Tarzy combined for 7 hits and 5 runs
scored.  

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Hot Shots vs Macho Guys

Hot Shots        22
Macho Guys    2
 
The Hot Shots were in the groove with the sticks highlighted by Bill Duffy (4-5 with a Grand Slam and a HR), Rich "Tomahawk" Barnett (HR), Gary McGeever (4-4 with 2 doubles), Chris Schultz (4-4 with a double), Chet Beaston (3-3), and Mike Donaldson (3-4 with a double).
Team Stats of Note:
Gary McGeever at .699 with 2 more doubles totaling 6 for the season. 
Bill Duffy at .707 with 2HR (one of which was a Grand Slam).
Ralph Vanaman adds another double totaling 4 for the season.
Rich Barnett adds another HR totaling 4 for the season.
Brent Blanchard at .866 with 3 doubles and 3 triples for the season.

 

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Drunken Phish-W vs Stew Doggz)

The Phish came up big on this one notching their first franchise win over last years champs the StewDoggz.  Phish hit the ball very well and kept the game at a far distance winning by nearly 10 runs.

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Nicklebee's-W vs After Hours)

With Nicklebee's down by 1 run in the 7th Joe Cruz sent a game winning 3 run HR into the upper decks of the right field trees to take and keep the lead in the 7th inning. Rob Weber with another long ball hit a right field "bomb" and added 4 RBI's to the teams 20 runs scored. Lou Salvatore went 5-5 and scored 4 runs with 3 RBI's.

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Road Kill-W vs Slugs)

Game 2 4:30pm at Brooks was a lot tougher as Road Kill had to come back from a 5 in the first to grind its way to a 16-9 victory over the Slugs. Scoring 9 in the 5th finally put this one away as Road Kill now sits alone on top of its division. Coach Cahill decided to mix up his batting order and it almost cost them. All-star shortstop ( Do you hear that Drew W) Wayno played a spectacular game to the delight of the crowd. He also remained the teams leading hitter (.846) going 2 for 2,  with a walk while knocking in 3.
 
 Home Run Kings Cheapo (5) and KJR (4) failed to hit a long ball in either contest.  As this game drew to its conclusion one J-Man was seen sleeping in his rocker still celebrating their teams first victory.

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Week # 8

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (RoadKill-W vs Hot Shots)

 Coach Cahill's leadoff home run (Neeta) sparked Road Kill to an early 6 run lead as they never looked back in this 17-5 victory over the Hot Shots. Road Kill may have lost another player to a season ending injury as Lou went down with a Hammy. Rolls had successful Bicep surgery earlier this week and will surely be missed come playoff time. This game was highlighted by KJR's 6th dinger of the year a shot to left center. Coach Cahill handed out a season high 7 cases (2 Jones, 1 each Biff, Cheapo, Ditty, Pauly and Ray Ray)  for a pair of double plays, 3 pop ups to the catcher and some bad base running.

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (OPEN)

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (Trailblazers vs RoadKill-W)

Road Kill pounded out 31 hits as they defeated the T-Blazers 27-11. Cheapo(6th) and KJR(5th) got back in the Home Run Race as each went a perfect 4-4. Newcomers Wiker(4th) and Pringle(3rd) each added a dinger as these 4 were a collective 14-16. Jim Rally was robbed of a homer in one of most spectacular catches you will ever see.  Multiple hit games also came from Rock, Lou, Jones, Pauly and Rally as Road Kill finally got the sticks going. Ditty came in to pitch 2 scoreless innings of relief to close this one out.

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Macho Guys vs StewDoggz-W)

StewDoggz 19  Macho Guys 1
The StewDoggz got a much needed victory, thanks to their bats that finally woke up from a season-long slumber.  The mercy rule ended this one in 4 1/2 innings.  Homers were hit by Kender (2) and Schaeff (6), while perfect days at the plate were turned in by J-Rod, Schaeff, Kender, Big Al, Animal, and the Sandman.

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Trailblazers-W vs Slugs)

After loosing a slug fest to RoadKill 25-13 we held on for a 11-10 victory over the Slugs.  HR'S Justin Daley, Brad Mauger.

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Slugs vs Flakes-W)

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Nicklebee's- W vs Drunken Phish)

Nicklebee's continued their undefeated season with a commanding win of 22-3 over the Drunken Phish.  Jack Schaub led the offense going 4-5 with 3 HR's and 7 Rbi's, while Bill Zelinski and Lou Salvatore combined for 9-11.  Joe Cruz added another HR (His 3rd in last 3 games)

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2003 commissioner Tom Wiker

Highlights for week 9 and 10

Week # 9                  Weeks 1 & 2              Weeks 3 & 4             Weeks 5 & 6            Weeks 7 & 8 

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (Drunken Phish vs Slugs- W)

 

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (RoadKill vs Nicklebee's-W)

Nicklebee's pulled out a late inning win over RoadKill 15-14 in the bottom of the 7th.  RoadKill came out hitting and jumped to an early lead of 13-5.  Nicklebee's came back to tie the game in the 6th.  RoadKill scored again in the top of the 7th to go on top. Chris Cavanaugh was excellent going 4-4 and hitting the "cycle"  and scoring the winning run hit by Greg Armbruster.- who also pitched for the win.  Joe Schlindwein was also perfect going 3-3.

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30 Noon (Macho guys vs Slugs-W)

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (After Hours vs StewDoggz-W

StewDoggz 26  After Hours 11
The StewDoggz won in convincing fashion with a good defense and an awakened offense.  The 'Doggz broke this game open with a seven-run third inning and never looked back.  They pounded out 28 hits, including 11 for extra bases on their way to a sixth-inning mercy rule.  Homers were hit by Big Al, Sweaty Stetter, Kender (third straight game), and believe it or not, the Sandman.  Four-hit games were turned in by J-Rod, the Sandman, and Big Al.  For After Hours, Todd Taylor was 4 for 4 and Jerry Braatz pitched well and also provided some good hitting.

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Trailblazers-W vs Flakes)

The trailblazers built a 10-3 lead on a 3 run bomb by B Hedendorf  and a 2 run double by B Buchannon, only to watch the Flakes roar back with a 13 run 4th inning.  Blazers tied it in the top of the 5th with a 6 spot and a 2 run double by J Daley.  Flakes went up 2 in the bottom of the 5th.  Blazers scored 3 in the 6th on another 2 run double from B Buchannon.  Pete Amodeo pitched 2 scoreless final innings for the 19-18 win.

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (After Hours vs Hot Shots-W

Hot Shots                12
After Hours              10
 
The Hot Shots get above the Mendoza Line with a nice win over After Hours who have had our number to date.  Five early walks issued by their starting pitcher and doubles by Rich 'Tomahawk' Barnett, Gary McGeever, and a double & triple from Chickie Tedesco contributed to the 11-6 score after two innings.  After Hours fought back but an insurance run in the sixth and a defensive shut out in the seventh sealed the win.

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Flakes vs Nicklebee's-W)

Nicklebee's, fresh off a close win with RoadKill came to Brooks and handed the Flakes their 2nd loss of the day.  Joe Schlindwein 6-6 for the day in 2 games, Rob Weber, and Lane Lundberg all were perfect in hitting combined 9-9, while Chris Cavanaugh hit another HR for the day ( leading the team with 7 for the year),  Nicklebee's had some great defense by Greg Armbruster, Lane Lundberg and Jack Schaub while winning 14-10.

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Roadkill-W vs Macho guys)

After a crushing defeat earlier to undefeated Nicklebee's Road Kill beat up on the Macho Guys 33-9.This game featured the return of one Dan (Kook) Ross who went 2 for 3 before pulling a rib cage muscle. We think he may have swallowed his Marlboro while running to first. Every player on the team had a multiple hit game highlighted by Tommy Wikers four hits. Biff made several defensive gems in right center as Road Kill drowned out it sorrows in its Bud and Bud Lights. 

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Week #10

Game #1:  Neeta: 12:00 Noon (StewDoggz vs RoadKill-W)

Road Kill 7  StewDoggz 5
This game was pretty much a snoozefest, especially by Kill/Doggz' standards.  There wasn't any of your usual controversy accustomed to this matchup.  Not much hitting to speak of, but great defensive play kept some big innings from happening.  The 'Doggz had a chance to tie it in the seventh with runners at second and third and two outs, but couldn't come through with the clutch hit.

Cheapo hit his 6th of the year tying him for the Team lead with KJR as Road Kill clinched their
division. Excellent pitching by Cy Young Cahill proved to be the difference is this one.

Game #2:  Neeta: 1:30  (D-Phish-W vs Macho Guys)

 

Game   Neeta:  3:00  (Hot Shots -W vs Slugs)

Hot Shots    17
Slugs           3
 
The Hots Shots finished the regular season on a good offensive note against the Slugs.  Third baseman Troy Chenier hit for the cycle single, double, triple, and HR.  Also contributing were Ralph Vanaman and Rich Barnett each with HRs, Dennis Staples with a triple, and Bill Duffy and Gary McGeever each with doubles.  Allstar outfielder Brent Blanchard stepped to the mound for the last few innings allowing only one run and recording two K's.

Game :  Neeta: 4:30 (RoadKill vs Afterhours-W make up)

2nd Game saw After Hours  get revenge to an earlier loss by beating RoadKill in a thriller 15-14. After Hrs scored 5 in the seventh only to have Road Kill back with 4 and runners on second and third with one out. Some excellent strategy worked as Road Kill failed to score the tying run. RoadKill was lead by perfect days at the plate by Timmy Dean and Sean Pringle. Both teams played some sloppy defense and numerous LOUD questionable calls could be heard from the lifeguard at One Beach. With both Cahills playing one could only imagine whose voices she heard. If these two teams play again in the playoffs Watch out.

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Game #3  Brooks:  10:30 (D-Phish -W vs Trailblazers

Trailblazers had 4 HRs and 3 triples and still lost to D phish 12-11.

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Game #4  Brooks:  12:00 Noon (Flakes-W  vs D-Phish

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Game #5:  Brooks: 1:30 pm (Hot Shots vs StewDoggz-W)

StewDoggz 14  Hot Shots 10
This was a bit of a back-and-forth game with the StewDoggz pulling away in the later innings.  Two straight defeats at the hands of the Hot Shots had the 'Doggz nervous going in to this one.
 

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Game #6:  Brooks: 3:00 pm (Afterhours- vs Macho guys)

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Game #7:  Brooks: 4:30 pm (Slugs vs Nicklebee's-W)

2003 commissioner Tom Wiker

 

Schedule for 2003 -10 teams 13 games each   

Last updated :  07/29/2017 09:51 AM..

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Week

Easter 1 2 Mom's 3 Mem. 4   5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13
Neeta Sun. April 27 May 4 Day May 18 Day June 1   June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 26/27
12:00 Neeta        Hot Shots vs. After HoursW Stew Doggz Wvs Macho Guys         T-Blazers vs NickW               After Hours vs Flakes-W Stew Doggz vs Slugs-W Nick Wvs       T-Blazers Roadkill -Wvs Hot Shots D-Phish vs SlugsW Stew Doggz vs Roadkill-W Playoffs Playoffs
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1:30 Neeta   NickW vs Slugs   Slugs Wvs      D-Phish   After HoursW vs Macho Guys         Flakes Wvs Hot Shots   Macho guys vs NickW

Hot Shots vs RoadkillW

     Open    Roadkill vs NickW D-Phish-W vs Macho guy- make up from June 1    
                                 
3:00 Neeta     Open   Open       Open       Open  

 Open

  Flakes vs Stew DoggzW   Open   Open   Macho guys vs SlugsW     Hot Shots -Wvs Slugs    
                                 
4:30 Neeta     Open   Open       Open       Open     Open  Open   Open   Open   Open        Open    
                                 
Brooks                                
10:30 Brooks     Stew Doggz vs Hot ShotsW D-Phish vs NickW   FlakesW vs Slugs       Macho guys vs SlugsPPD D-Phish vs Hot ShotsW Macho guys vs FlakesW T-Blazers vs Roadkill  -W After Hours vs StewDoggzW D-Phish -Wvs   T-Blazers    
 
                                 
12:00 Brooks   Slugs vs       T-BlazersW After Hours vs RoadkillW   D-Phish vs FlakesW       Stew DoggzW vs T-Blazers NickW vs Hot Shots Hot Shots Wvs Macho Guys Macho guys vs Stew Doggz--W T-Blazers Wvs Flakes Flakes-W vs           D-Phish    
                                 
 
1:30 Brooks   T-BlazersW vs D-Phish   Macho Guys vs Hot ShotsW     Hot Shots vs Roadkill   Slugs vs After Hours  -W   NickW vs Stew Doggz    Roadkill vs FlakesW   D-PhishW vs Stew Doggz   T-Blazers-W vs Slugs   After Hours vs Hot ShotsW Hot Shots vs Stew Doggz-W    

PPD

                                 
3:00 Brooks   Macho Guys vs Roadkill  W Roadkill vs Stew DoggzW   Hot ShotsW vs T-Blazers       After HoursW vs D-Phish T-Blazers vs After HoursW NickW vs    After Hours Slugs vs Flakes-W Flakes vs NickW After Hours-W vs Macho guys    
 
                                 
4:30 Brooks   NickW vs Flakes Flakes Wvs        T-Blazers   Stew Doggz vs After HoursW       Roadkill Wvs D-Phish T-BlazersW vs Macho Guys Slugs vs RoadkillW Nick-W vs     D-Phish Roadkill Wvs Macho Guys Slugs vs Nick-W    
                                 
 
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 

NOTE:  The three additional games were chosen by last years final standings.  Each team will play a team that was close to each others in the standings of the 2002 season...this will increase the competition and keep the games more evenly matched.

Medford Lakes Softball Playoff Schedule 2003     

First weekend of the playoffs are July 20th.   The final weekend will be the following Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th...with the final game or games played on Sunday July 27th at 10:30 and 12:00 noon (if necessary).

   Sunday July 20     Saturday, July 26      

        Sunday, July 27   

  Time     Brooks     Neeta        Time     Brooks      Time    Brooks
 10:30   G-3 #6-(HotShots) vs #3 (Flakes)-W    G-1 #9 (Drunken Phish) -W vs #7 (Trailblazers)     10:30 G-13  W12 After Hours)vs L11 (Flakes)-W      10:30   G-18 W17 (RoadKill)vs W15(StewDoggz) -W 
 12:00   G-6 W1 Drunken Phish) vs #2 (RoadKill)-W    G-2 #10 (Macho Guys)- vs #8 (Slugs)-W      12:00 G-14 W7 (HotShots)vs L9(Nicklebee's)--W      12:00   G-19- If necessary
   1:30   G-5 W2(Slugs) vs #1 (Nicklebee's)-W  G-4 #5 (StewDoggz) -W vs # 4 (After Hours)       1:30  G-15  W11(RoadKill) vs W9(StewDoggz) -W       
   3:00   G- 7 L3(HotShots) -W  vs L6 Drunken Phish)   G-8 L1 (Trailblazers)-W vs L2 (Macho Guys)-       3:00   G-16  W14 Nicklebee's)--W vs W13(Flakes)      
   4:30   G- 9 W4 (StewDoggz) vs W5 (Nicklebee's)-   G-10 L4 After Hours)-W vs W8Trailblazers)       4:30   G-17 W16 Nicklebee's)vs. L15(RoadKill)--W       
 6:00 G-11  W6 (RoadKill) vs W3 (Flakes)  G-12  W10-After Hours) -W vs L5(Slugs)            

Home team is the team with the better record in the regular season...

NO back-door rule will apply.  The "Mercy rule" is not in effect during the playoffs.

This double elimination tournament bracketing came directly from a tournament playoff book....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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