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Third Annual SSUSA/CAN-Sirs Northern California State Championships Attracts 59 Teams

Aug. 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The 2017 SSUSA/CAN-Sirs Northern California State Championships was held here June 27-July 2 with 59 teams in action at Sacramento Softball Complex and Foskett Regional Park.

SSUSA and the CAN-Sirs organization teamed up for a second straight year to help promote cancer awareness and prevention. Additionally, $50 from each team for a total of $2,900 was donated to CAN-Sirs. "We're happy to team up with CAN-Sirs and Sacramento Sports Commission to benefit a great cause and tournament," said Fran Dowell, SSUSA Executive Director.

Starting with Men’s 65 Major Plus division, Timberworks/Adidas (CA) (pictured below) swept Omen 65 (CA) in a best two-out-of-three game series, by scores of 18-13 and 31-17.


In the three-team 65/70 Gold division, Animals (CA) (pictured below) came out of the elimination side of the bracket to double-dip Omen 70 (CA), 13-12 and 16-10, in the championship and “if” games, respectively. Sacramento Islanders 65 (CA) finished in third place.


Sacramento Islanders 70 (CA) (pictured below in yellow) defeated Mustangs (CA), 23-6, to capture the Men’s 70 AAA division, while Sacramento Buds (CA) (pictured below in blue) took home the Men’s 70 AA division with a 24-7 win over Triple Play 70 (CA). California Oaks 70 finished in third place.

 


To conclude the first session, California Oaks 75 (pictured below) won the Men’s 75/80 Gold division with a 13-12 win over Triple Play 75 (CA). Sacramento Gold 80 (CA) finished in third place.



Moving to the second session, Tri-C Machine 60 (CA) won the Men’s 55/60 Gold division, bouncing back with a 21-7 win in the “if” game over Fresno Heat (CA), after dropping the championship game, 20-15. As the highest finishing 55 AAA team, Fresno Heat was awarded a TOC bid. Rebellion (CA) finished in third place.

The Crew (CA) won the five-team 60 AAA division, which also went to an “if” game, defeating Please Don’t Bug Me (CA), 11-3, after falling 19-18 in the championship game. Cut Loose (CA) finished in third place.

Nor Cal Warriors defeated JU Entertainment/AfterShock (CA) in a best two-out-of-three series for the Men’s 50 Major Plus division. After dropping the opening game, 24-9, Nor Cal Warriors came back to win games two and three, 12-5 and 19-2, respectively.

In the nine-team Men’s 50/60 Platinum division, Nor Cal Thunderstruck (CA) defeated Bad Seed 50s (CA), 29-21, in the “if” game, after dropping the championship game, 24-20. KM Sportz (CA) finished in third place.

California Energy won the Men’s 50/55 Gold division, defeating 805’s PE Class (CA) 18-10 in the championship game. 805’s PE Class made a valiant run through the elimination side of the bracket, winning four straight games, before falling in the final. Sacramento Flash finished in third place.

Prestige/Elite Sports Orange County (CA) won the four-team Men’s 40 Masters Major Plus division, defeating NWP (CA), 13-10, in the championship game. Prestige Pools (CA) finished in third place.

In the 10-team Men’s 40 Masters Major division, Team CPC (CA) came out of the elimination side of the bracket to defeat Team ASB/Executive 1 (CA) in back-to-back games, winning the championship and “if” games, 23-13 and 27-26, respectively.  Sofa King Softball/Elite (CA) rounded out the top three finishing teams in the bracket.

In the four-team Women’s 40 Masters Silver division, Old Nasty Curves took the top prize, defeating previously unbeaten TABU 8-1 and 8-4 in the championship and “if” games, respectively.  B.O.O.B.’s 40 (CA) finished in third place.


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