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Fourth Annual SSUSA/CAN-Sirs Northern California State Championships Hosts 60 Teams
July 1, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The 2018 SSUSA/CAN-Sirs Northern California State Championships held at Sacramento Softball Complex and Foskett Regional Park, June 26 - July 1, hosted 60 teams across 11 divisions.
The first session of the tournament (Men’s 65-80 age divisions) was held at the Sacramento Softball Complex.
The seven-team Men’s 65/70 Gold Division finished in dramatic fashion, as Omen 70 (CA) pulled off three straight walk-off wins to capture the championship title.
Facing elimination in the third-place game and trailing 19-17 heading into the bottom of the open inning, Omen scored the three runs it needed to top Sacramento Islanders (CA) 20-19 and advanced to the championship game. Omen continued their bottom of the open magic in the championship game against No Dice/Bay Photo Lab (CA). With the game tied at 16, Omen got the lone run it needed to take the 17-16 win, forcing the “if” game. In the winner-take-all final, Omen trailed 18-16 heading into the bottom of the open, but would again notch all the runs it needed to complete the come-back win, 19-18. As the highest finishing 65 AAA team, No Dice would earn a TOC bid. Omen earned the TOC bid for the 70 Major Plus division.
Sacramento Islanders won three straight games in the elimination side of the bracket en route to their third-place finish, while top seed Last Call (NV) finished in fourth place.
Top seed Please Don’t Bug Me (CA) won the Men’s 70/75 Gold Division, going 3-0 in bracket play to complete an undefeated week, including a 17-3 win over Sacramento Islanders 70 (CA) in the championship game. Lincoln Hills Coyotes 75 (CA) finished in third place.
Please Don't Bug Me (CA) - Men's 70/75 Gold Division Champs
Direct Sales Flooring (CA) held off Triple Play (CA) 5-4 in the championship game of the four-team Men’s 70 AA Division. Top seed Valley Fog (CA) finished in third place.
Direct Sales Flooring (CA) - Men's 70 AA Division Champs
Lincoln Hills Coyotes 80 (CA) posted a perfect week, going 4-0 in seeding play, before defeating Sacramento Gold (CA) 10-2 in the championship game of the Men’s 80 AAA Division. California Oaks 80 (CA) finished in third place.
Lincoln Hills Coyotes 80 (CA) - Men's 80 AAA Division Champs
The tournament continued at the Sacramento Softball Complex with the Men’s 50-60 age divisions in action beginning June 29.
In the eight-team Men’s 50/55 Platinum Division, KM Sportz (CA) completed an undefeated weekend, going 2-0 in seeding play to lock up the top seed, before going 4-0 in bracket play, including a 22-13 win over Nor Cal Warriors (CA) in the championship game. Playing down in age, MTC 60’s/Dudley (CA) finished in third place following a valiant run through the elimination side of the bracket, which saw the team win four straight games, before falling in the third-place game.
In the four-team Men’s 50/55 Gold Division, Stanislaus Sluggers (CA) went 3-0 in bracket play, including an 18-7 win over CaliGold Athletics 55 (CA) in the championship game, to take home the title. Sacramento Flash (CA) finished in third place.
The four-team Men’s 55/60 Division saw Tri-C/Incrediwear 55 (CA) defeat Last Call (NV) 18-11 in the championship game. Last Call received a TOC bid as the highest finishing 60 Major Team, while Tri-C/Incrediwear earned the TOC bid for the 55 AAA division. California Energy finished in third place.
In the seven-team Men’s 60 Silver Division, Scrap Iron Xplosion (CO) came back to defeat The Crew (CA) 12-6 in the “if” game, after falling in the championship game, 16-5. Top seed Senior Bend Elks (OR) won three straight games in the elimination side of the bracket before falling in the third-place game against The Crew, 14-13.
The Men’s 40 and Women’s Divisions concluded the tournament, beginning play on June 30.
Playing in a best two-out-of-three game series in the Men’s 40 Major Plus Division, Prestige/Elite Sports Orange County Prestige (CA) swept Big Papa All World (CA), by scores of 29-14 and 19-2, respectively.
In the 11-team Men’s 40 Major Division, Classic Glass/One Nation (CA) avenged their 21-19 loss in the championship game against Swing Up Club/Spiderz (CA), with a 27-10 win in the “if” game. Winning six straight elimination games, Swing Up Club/Spiderz made a strong push through the elimination side of the bracket, including their victory in the championship game, before coming up short in the “if” game. No Limit/Fay’s Sports (CA) finished in third place.
The five-team Women’s 40/50 AAA Division saw top seed TABU (CA) come back to win the “if” game 17-12 over Old Nasty Curves (CA), after dropping the championship game 16-15. B.O.O.B.S 40’s (CA) finished in third place.
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