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April 18, 2011
Freddie
Men's 55
108 posts
Laughlin
Does anyone know the results of the 55 AAA?

Freddie
Agave Realty
April 18, 2011
boston
306 posts
The Desperados out of Albuquerque won the 55AAA. Time to move to majors boys. The Sportsline Bulls out of El Paso won the 50AAA. Congratulations gentlemen.
April 18, 2011
DD
Men's 60
75 posts
The 55 Platinum Division provided an interesting mix of teams competing for the Southwest Championship crown. Two 55/Major teams (SoCal 55s and R-n-R/Double Nickels) plus my team, Greco Hitmen, a 55/Major Plus team...plus my OTHER team, GSF 60 Major Plus....all were pitted against each other in a 4 team scramble.

SoCal 55s earned the #1 seed with an undefeated 3-game Round Robin slate; R-n-R grabbed the 2 seed...Hitmen took the 3 seed and GSF 4 with an 0-3 record.

Bracket play was a different story. GSF upended SoCal 55s while R-n-R beat Greco in the first round. R-n-R then beat GSF on Saturday at 5pm and earned a berth in the finals.

A 930am Sunday game saw Greco eliminate SoCal 55s...then Greco took out GSF with a 1-run victory to earn the championship round.

R-n-R then pasted Greco 27-6 in the final game...22-6 if you disallow the 5 runs they were spotted.

One weekend does not always indicate the true strength of a team...and many teams are better than what they seem to be on any given weekend. We understand all that.

Nevertheless, it would be hard to find a better all around squad than the Bullhead City version of R-n-R/Double Nickels. They made innumerable circus catches and most of the routine plays on defense; hit consistently throughout the lineup and with considerable power; their pitcher, Rob Grimm, moved the ball effectively around the plate; and their shortstop is arguably the best all around senior ballplayer in the country.

Congratulations to this fine team for putting on as good a show as we'll see all year.



April 19, 2011
twins25
19 posts
DD-best all around senior softball player in the country? pretty strong statement considering we've been talking about Ron Parnell and Rick Perez as 2 of the few that fit that description.Who is the shortstop on R&R you're talking about? If he is what you described then it won't take long for those who've seen him play to chime in on what they think!
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