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25 Teams Compete in the Sunshine State Showdown
June 1, 2020
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – The 2020 Sunshine State Showdown featured 25 teams in action here at Carmalita Park, June 19-21. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place in Ft. Myers, but a change in venue was required due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place.
The Men’s 65 and 70 age divisions kicked off the tournament on June 19.
In the three team Men’s 65/70 Division, Ted Todd Insurance 65 (FL) defeated both Venom 70 (FL), 24-17, and Bulls 65 (FL), 17-14, in the single elimination bracket to come out on top.
In another three-team division, the Men’s 70 AAA Division, Florida Southern Force defeated Smokies (TN), 21-7, in the championship game. Laff Out Loud (FL) finished in third place.
In the four-team Men’s 60 Gold Division, Levin/Ameriprise (FL) defeated Vecter Scorpions (FL), 17-16, in the championship game.
The Men’s 50-55 Major Plus Division saw FBI/Worth/Miken 50 (FL) and RBC/Team Miken-Worth 55 (FL) go head-to-head.
FBI/Worth/Miken swept the best of three game series by scores of 28-20 and 29-25.
In the three-team Men’s 50 Major Division, top seed Hard Hat Café/Latella’s (CT) went 2-0 in bracket play, including a 19-12 win over S2S (FL) in the championship game. Public Enemy (FL) finished in third place.
In the Men’s 40 Division, CBD/True North Remodeling (MD) swept Bamm Athletics (FL) in a best of three series by scores of 12-10 and 14-13.
In the eight-team, Men’s 50-55 Gold Division, Potomac Sports 50 (MD) defeated Avalon Insurance 50 (FL), 19-10, in the “if” game, bouncing back from a 21-12 loss in the championship game.
In the consolation sections of the bracket, A.D.S/Woodlawn Hitting Club 55 (FL) defeated Vecter Scorpions 50 (FL) in the Silver Flight; while Central Florida Vipers defeated Sandlot Softball (FL), 18-14, in the Bronze Flight.